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>> Another possible sign that Saudi Arabia and Israel are moving closer together. Crowned Prince Mohammad Bin Salman saying Israelis are entitled to live peacefully on their own land. As for the Palestinians, his comments in an interview with Monday's The Atlantic Magazine marked a significant shift. Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and home to its holiest shrines, doesn't recognize Israel.
For years, it has said normalizing relations depends on Israel withdrawing from lands it captured in the 1967 Middle East War, Palestinians seek those lands for future state. One reason for this shift could be Saudi Arabia's growing enmity with Iran. Riyadh and Tel Aviv turning to each other against what they see as a common threat.
For the first time last month, Saudi opened it's air space to a commercial flight to Israel. And last November, an Israeli cabinet member disclosed covert bilateral contacts. Riyadh denied it, but the two countries have long been rumored to have secret dealings.