“Saudi Arabia’s rulers have lots of worries, but Trump’s announcement about the holy city isn’t one of them”

Mohammed Bin Salman Doesn’t Want to Talk about Jerusalem
by Robert Satloff
December 14, 2017

Saudi Arabia, the protector of Islam and home to its two holiest sites, is a good place to judge the impact of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on U.S. interests in the region. Set aside the reaction of terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, and their state sponsors in Tehran and Damascus. And the angry responses from the Palestinian Authority and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, with its large and boisterous Palestinian population, were certainly to be expected. The real question is how America’s friends one step removed from the circle of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict would react. READ MORE

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