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What Are the Official Positions of Saudi Arabia on Israel and the Palestinian Territories?

General Reference (not clearly pro or con)


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Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the UK, in a July 26, 2014 press release in response to allegations of a Saudi-Israeli alliance against Gaza made by David Hearst, editor of the Middle East Eye, available at the Embassies of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s website, wrote:

“Saudi Arabia in the past, now and in the future will do all it can to support the Palestinian people in their claim for the return of their own land and for self-determination in their own state.

The brutality and disproportionality of the Israeli action against the civilian population in Gaza is a crime against humanity…

Any dealings by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Israel have been limited to attempts to bring about a plan for peace.”

July 26, 2014 -

Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, in a Mar. 2015 speech before the Royal Family, Officials, Clerics and Members of the Consultative Council, a transcript of which is available on the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, stated:

“One of the most important principles is the Kingdom’s continuation of adhering to the international treaties, conventions and charters, including respecting the principle of sovereignty and rejecting any attempt of intervention in our internal affairs, continued defense of Arab and Islamic issues in the international forums in various ways, including achievement of what the Kingdom has always sought and will always seek; namely, that the Palestinian people be granted their legitimate rights and be able to establish their independent state with Al-Quds as its capital.”

Mar. 2015 -

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud