Crown Prince Mohammed bin Sultan is committed to modernizing and ending support for violent jihad. He is transforming the Saudi political economy and culture out of necessity, Saudi Arabia has to modernize. Today’s fracking and associated technologies mean oil prices will not return to past high prices. The Saudi’s cannot continue exporting their problems (violent jihad), writing checks to the Palestinian Authority, and continued cultural isolationism.
Caroline Glick: A Credible Peace Plan, At Last
Not only does it secure the future of both Israel and the Palestinians, it enables Arab states like Saudi Arabia to work openly with Israel to defeat their joint Iranian enemy.
Monday, The New York Times published the Palestinian response to an alleged Saudi peace plan. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly presented it to PLO chief and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas last month.
According to the Times’ report, Mohammed told Abbas he has two months to either accept the Saudi proposal or leave office to make way for a new Palestinian leader who will accept it.The Palestinians and their European supporters are up in arms about the content of Mohammed’s plan. It reportedly proposes the establishment of limited Palestinian sovereignty over small portions of Judea and Samaria. The Gaza Strip, over which the Palestinians have had full sovereignty since Israel pulled its military forces and civilians out in 2005, would be expanded into the northern Sinai, thus providing economic and territorial viability to the envisioned Palestinian state. While the Palestinians would not receive sovereignty over Jerusalem, they would be able to establish their capital in the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis. JPost