Saudi Arabia: “Our Relations with Israel Are Warm, Have Gone Beyond Normalization”

MEMRI
Saudi Writer Abdulhameed Al-Ghobain: Saudis Care about National Interests, Not about the Palestinian Cause
from BBC Arabic
May 10, 2020

…Abdulhameed Al-Ghobain: “I am talking about public opinion. Today, the public is informed. There is a deluge [of opinions] against the Palestinian cause. It is no longer just public support for normalization and building ties with Israel. [Our] public has turned against the Palestinians in general. Unfortunately, the Palestinians have lost. The Palestinians have not contributed anything. We can say that they are emotional people whose behavior is governed by their feelings…”If you came to Saudi Arabia and conducted a survey – even among middle school and high school students – they will tell you that not only are they indifferent to the Palestinian cause, but the people in Saudi Arabia no longer care about Arabs as a whole. READ MORE

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