On July 24, 2016, Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported that a senior Saudi ex-Gen. Anwar Eshki lead a delegation of Saudi academics and business people to Israel last week to cement alliance between the two governments against the Axes of Resistance (Iran-Syria-Hizbullah-Hamas).
They met Zionist entity’s foreign ministry director-general Dore Gold and the coordinator of Zionist regime in the PA territories Maj-Gen. Yoav Mordechai at Jerusalem’s historic King David Hotel.
Eshki also met with several members of Israeli Knesset (parliament) to discuss Saudi King Abdullah’s 2002 Peace Initiative, which proposed establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state on the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem occupied by Jewish army in June 1967 – in return for all Arab countries establishing diplomatic relations with Israel.
Eshki met Dore Gold at Council for Foreign Relations (CFR), the powerful Israel advocacy group, function last year. Gold is author of a highly critical book of Saudi Arabia called Hatred’s Kingdom. Eshki asserted that, during their meeting, Gold had apologized for some of the book’s content and announced he was committed to strengthening ties between the two countries.
MK Esawi Freige, from the left-wing Meretz party, who met Eshki said that the latter had proposed a trip by members of the Knesset to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis want to open up to Israel. 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, Freige said.
Ha’aretz reported Eshki told Knesset members that Palestinian Islamic resistance groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad are terrorist group which are supported by Iran, a common enemy of both Saudi Arabia and Israel.
In 2013 it was reported Riyadh gave $16 billion to Israel as a bribe for the American Jewish lobby groups to support Saudi Arabia against Iran in the region. However, the Jewish-control western media and AIPAC-funded lawmakers want to squeeze more blood out of the Saudi ‘royals’. Recently, they have accused Saudi Arabia behind the 9/11 attacks in order to divert public attention from Israel.
Earlier this month, Israel Occupation Force (IOF) chief Gen. Gadi Eisenkot held a meeting with Jordanian ambassador to Tel Aviv, Israeli ambassador in Amman and Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Amman, Khalid bin Faisal bin Turki, in Amman, Jordan.
In March, 2016, pro-Netanyahu Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post claimed Saudi Arabia bought drones from Israel via South Africa.
On June 10, 2016, Ontario Superior Court Justice Glenn Hainey awarded $13 million in non-diplomatic assets seized from Iran to the families of Americans who died in several attacks globally, which was allegedly sponsored by Tehran between 1983 to 2002.