New Saudi FM Calls for Alliance with Israel

YERUSHALAYIM -

Israel welcomed a surprise declaration on Thursday night by Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir calling for a bilateral effort on all fronts to battle their common enemies in the region and the world.

Adel al-Jubeir, who was sworn in as Saudi Arabia’s new Foreign Minister only this week, said over Radio Free Europe that, “We and the Jews are cousins. I have proposed to the King [of Saudi Arabia] and Gulf States to initiate regional cooperation in security and the economy with Israel, as we have common enemies.”