August 10, 2023

Will Saudi Arabia Normalize Relations With Israel?

Source: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Journalist: Dale Sprusansky

Jonathan Lord, the director of the Middle East Security program at the Center for a New American Security, said one should not assume Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is overly concerned about the Palestinian angle. “I’ve heard theories that many of the questions and concerns about what MBS might demand of the Israelis are overblown,” he said. “He has a tremendous amount of favor among the [Saudi] population…he has a lot going for him and that gives him a lot of latitude to make decisions his father and his father’s father never could have imagined.”

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  • Jonathan Lord

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Jonathan Lord is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security program at CNAS. Prior to joining CNAS, Lord served as a professional staff member for the House Arme...