Israel too have the right to exist: Saudi Crown Prince

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that both Palestine and Israel have the right to exist. In an interview, he said this while answering a question,”I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation. I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land.”

He also said,“But we have to have a peace agreement to assure the stability for everyone and to have normal relations.” The crown prince further added, “We have religious concerns about the fate of the holy mosque in Jerusalem and about the rights of the Palestinian people. This is what we have. We don’t have any objection against any other people.”

When he was asked about anti-Semitism in Saudi Arabia, he replied,”Our country doesn’t have a problem with Jews. Our Prophet Muhammad married a Jewish woman. Not just a friend — he married her. Our prophet, his neighbors were Jewish. You will find a lot of Jews in Saudi Arabia coming from America, coming from Europe. There are no problems between Christian and Muslims and Jews. We have problems like you would find anywhere in the world, among some people. But the normal sort of problems.”

Israel and Saudi Arabia have no official relations and the kingdom does not recognize the Jewish state. Israel has hinted at clandestine ties with Saudi Arabia in recent years, stressing the two countries share an interest in countering Iran.

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