In a recent Interview with US news magazine The Atlantic, The Crown prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Talked about the various issue regarding His economic reforms to the foreign relation.
Atlantic,s Editor Goldberg asked The crown prince ” Do you believe the Jewish people have a right to a nation-state in at least part of their ancestral homeland? Mohammed bin Salman said
“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. But we have to have a peace agreement to assure the stability for everyone and to have normal relations. “
The continuing Israel Palestine conflict is one of the most devastating and long-lasting conflicts of modern times. The Crown prince proclaimed his support for Palestine and emphasis on a peace agreement to resolve the century-old conflict.
|aerial view of the Temple Mount, Al-Aqsa Mosque (Hebrew: הַר הַבַּיִת, Arabic: المسجد الأقصى المبارك) in the Old City of Jerusalem ((|
Today, the status of Jerusalem remains one of the core issues in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. During the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, West Jerusalem was among the areas captured and later annexed by Israel while East Jerusalem, including the Old City, was captured and later annexed by Jordan. Israel captured East Jerusalem from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War.
Atlantic,s Editor Goldberg asked The crown prince about the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem, Prince Mohammed bin Salman said
” 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 Atlantic,s Editor Goldberg asked about Jewish and Muslim relation the prince bring out the example of prophet Mohammed and pointed out Islam Have no conflict with Jewish people.
” Our Prophet Muhammad married a Jewish woman. Not just a friend—he married her. Our prophet, his neighbors were Jewish. There are no problems between Christian and Muslims and Jews.“
He stated the Islamic views about Jewish people regarding the Quran . As an Abrahamic religion, Jewish people have a historical connection with the Muslim and Islamic law allow Muslim to marry Jewish. The Quran describes Jewish and Christian as the believer of God and religious doctrine with holy book.
Saudi Arabia and Israel don’t have any diplomatic relations and Saudi Arabia doesn’t recognize the state of Isreal.
Saudi Arabia has supported Palestinian rights to sovereignty and called for withdrawal from the West Bank and other territory occupied by Israel since 1967.
In 1947, Saudi Arabia voted against in the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine. Saudi troops were sent to fight against Israel in the 1948 and 1973 wars.
The crown prince comment indicates the kingdom’s willingness to a peaceful solution of Isreal Palestine conflict. even possible friendly relations with Isreal if it agrees to a peace agreement with Palestine.