Dozens of Israeli Businesspeople Have Visited Saudi Arabia

(Globes) Danny Zaken - After lifting a ban on Israelis in its territory, dozens of businesspeople with Israeli passports have landed in Saudi Arabia, taking advantage of warming relations between the countries to advance bilateral economic agreements. These visits have resulted in two multimillion-dollar desert agriculture deals, in addition to a medical equipment contract. "For over twenty years we've had indirect contact with Saudi Arabia, but I don't recall ever seeing a boom like the one we've had in recent months," a source told Globes. Officially, Saudi Arabia is wary of public ties with Israel and Saudis make clear at every opportunity that progress with Israel will come only after progress with the Palestinians. Unofficially, however, pictures on social media of rocks, firebombs and other improvised weapons brought by young Palestinians into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem sparked massive outrage in Saudi Arabia.

2022-05-30 00:00:00

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