Saudi King Tells U.S. That Peace Plan Must Include East Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital
by Amir Tibon
July 29, 2018
Saudi Arabia and other key Arab countries have told the Trump administration they won’t be able to support its plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace if it doesn’t include a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem. The Saudi position was first reported by Reuters on Sunday, and was later confirmed to Haaretz by two diplomats involved in conversations on the peace plan. READ MORE
MEDIA LINE Saudi King Reassures PA Prez Abbas: We’re On Your Side Saudi Arabia’s King Salman publicly reassured Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that Riyadh will not endorse any American peace plan that fails to take into account Ramallah’s claim to eastern Jerusalem and the future status of some five million Palestinian refugees whose aim is to return en masse to Israel.