Saudi prince offers full relations


A Saudi prince said if Israel accepts an Arab League peace plan it could have full normalization with the Arab world.

Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former ambassador to the United States and Britain, former head of Saudi security and adviser to King Abdullah, told Reuters in an interview published Sunday that if Israel accepted the Arab League plan and signed a comprehensive peace, “one can imagine the integration of Israel into the Arab geographical entity “.

“One can imagine not just economic, political and diplomatic relations between Arabs and Israelis but also issues of education, scientific research, combating mutual threats to the inhabitants of this vast geographic area,” he said in the Reuters interview.

The Arab League, made up of 22 nations, adopted in 2002 the Saudi peace plan, which calls for full normalization with Israel in return for Israel’s full withdrawal from the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights. The plan was revived at an Arab League summit last year.


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