Ex-Saudi General Visits Israel And Says Palestinians Are Terrorists

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Israel’s Foreign Ministry Director-General Gold and former Saudi General Eshki at an event in Washington D.C. in 2015. | Photo: Council on Foreign Relations (r. a. note)

TeleSur News    Posted Mon., July 25, 2016

While the Saudis and Israelis appear to be enemies, the two in fact agree on many regional issues and are the two biggest U.S. allies in the Middle East.

A former senior Saudi military general traveled to Israel and met with government officials this week in Saudi Arabia’s latest move to forge relations and ties with Israel despite appearing to be one of its main public critics and branding itself as the defender of Palestine and its people.

Retired General Anwar Eshki, (pic above)who has held several senior positions in the Saudi government and its military, travelled to Israel with a delegation of academics and business people and met Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold (pic above) and Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Major-General Yoav Mordechai, according to a report by Haaretz.

In an interview with Israel’s Army Radio Sunday, Eshki called Palestinian efforts against the occupation “terror” and said that Israel’s actions were behind it.

“To my knowledge, there is no cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia in counter-terrorism efforts, and though they share the same approach in seeking a solution, we want Israel to put an end to what has caused this terrorism.”

He further called Palestinian resistance groups who have broad support within Palestinian society – such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad – “terrorist” groups that are being “exploited” by Iran, according to the Times of Israel.

While the visit was not an official one, given that Eshki isn’t a Saudi official, he could not have carried out such meetings without the blessing and the permission of the Saudi monarchy.

“The Saudis want to open up to Israel,” Israeli lawmaker Esawi Freige, who met with Eshki Friday, said according to Middle East Eye.

“This is a strategic step for them. They said they want to continue what former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat started. They want to get closer to Israel. This is clearly evident.”

While the Saudis and Israelis appear to many to be enemies due to the decades-long Israeli occupation of Palestine, the two in fact agree on many regional issues. Saudi Arabia and Israel are the two biggest and most important U.S. allies in the region.

The two also see Iran as the main threat to their interests in the region and both came out and lobbied for months against the U.S.-led nuclear deal with Tehran.

Also, Saudi Arabia sees the Muslims Brotherhood – which is connected to Hamas – as a terrorist organization, which is in line with how Israel views both Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Reports also suggest that the two countries are keen on expanding their military ties, which remains largely behind closed doors despite being an open secret in the region. In March it was suggested that the kingdom had purchased drones from Israel via South Africa.

Source: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Ex-Saudi-General-Visits-Israel-Calls-Palestinians-Terrorists-20160724-0009.html

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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