"We have many shared interests between us". In September, reports surfaced of a secret visit to Israel by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman - although the visit was denied by the Saudis - and earlier this week, TPS reported that a Lebanese website published a document, which was claimed to be draft of a peace treaty between Israel and Saudi Arabia meant to set the framework for a comprehensive regional treaty effectively ending the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Qasemi's rebuke was in response to Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir's claims on Thursday that the oil kingdom's actions in the Middle East are a result of what he called Iran's "aggression". One need only look at a map of the Middle East to see how both Israel and Saudi Arabia - Iran's two main foes - would be threatened by this goal.
"It goes without saying that the gestures of Saudi foreign minister as well the blame-game he plays will not reduce Riyadh's responsibility in making the region destabilized and insecure", he concluded. "We must stop that from happening".
Israel is willing to share intelligence with Saudi Arabia to confront Iran, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. -Gen.
This is not really about religion, any more than the wars of religion of the 17 century, or the conflict in Northern Ireland, or the bloodshed in Bosnia. For example, last weekend, a missile supplied by Iran was launched towards Riyadh. "I participated in the meeting of chiefs of staff in Washington and heard what the Saudi representative said", Eisenkot said. Of its approximately 22,000 fighters, about 7,000 are fighting for the Assad regime and some 2,000 have been killed in the four years the group has been in Syria. Since President Obama gave Iran tens of billions of dollars in frozen assets, the Iranians have become emboldened all across the region, using their proxy armies of Houthis and Hezb'allah to advance their goal of creating a "crescent" of influence.
"With President Donald Trump there is an opportunity for a new international coalition in the region".
Israel and Saudi Arabia do not have official diplomatic ties, but have never fought each other. This polarization, which has turned into a black hole, is more deeply affecting the region.
Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.
Israeli generals in particular are suspicious of the Saudis' military capabilities.
We should avoid any step in which we in the West supports one side (the Sunnis) and Russia supports the other (the Shias).
According to Israel's army, it was the first interview of its kind since 2005.
It is very clear that the Saudi bombing of civilians and the use of starvation as a weapon of war are illegal under international law.