Saudis Furious That Israel Leaked Netanyahu Meeting

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Illustrative. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, speaks to his father, King Salman, at a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh, December 9, 2018. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)

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Sources close to the Saudi royal family, who was said to be embarrassed and angered by leaks of the secret meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on November 22, expressed their dismay to Israeli media channels.

According to reports, the sources said that “Israel must understand that Saudi Arabia is not like other countries in the region” and that the leak decreased chances of furthering diplomatic relations between the two countries in the near future because “leaks of this nature harm the development of this endeavor.”

Riyadh was said to be angered that the meeting was leaked to the media less than 24 hours after it took place. One consequence was that the Saudis canceled a planned visit of Mossad head Yossi Cohen to Riyadh two weeks ago in the wake of the leak, Yediot Achronot reported.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


4 COMMENTS

  1. With all their smiles the House of Saud are not upstanding people! Just ask the Kahshoggi family! They do cut off the hands of thieves, they do persecute women: they win us over with their smiles!

  2. secret meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on November 22 Just brush it off as having been a Johrzeit Gathering for JFK, and move on & let go.

  3. “Israel must understand that Saudi Arabia is not like other countries in the region”
    Saudi Arabia must understand that Israel is like all other democratic country with freedom the press
    No such thing as ‘a secret meeting’ these days. He should have known that.