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Israel delegation to visit Saudi Arabia in 2020

May 4, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Conscience Foundation President and Founder Rabbi Arthur Schneier (R) and Muslim World League Secretary General Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa speak during an event before signing an agreement calling for the ‘protection of religious sites across the world’ on 29 April, 2019 [JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images]

A Jewish-Israeli delegation will accept the invitation of the Muslim World League to visit Saudi Arabia, Hebrew sources revealed yesterday.

“For the first time, a Jewish delegation will visit Saudi Arabia in response to the Muslim World League invitation, said the Saudi Secretary-General of the League, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Abdul Karim Issa, who declared the visit will take place in January 2020,” Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted in Arabic.

READ: Saudi Arabia offers Abbas $10bn to accept US peace plan

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have succeeded in leading Arab countries to forge overt relations with Israel. It was reported last year that Riyadh had permitted Air India to use its airspace for flights travelling to Tel Aviv.

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has also reportedly offered Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion over ten years to force him to accept the US’ peace plan with Israel.

Saudi attracts US attention by singing Israel's tunes - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Saudi attracts US attention by singing Israel’s tunes – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]