From now on, Saudi Arabia should be viewed as the close friend of the occupying regime of Zionist regime and a protector of its interests.
Since King Salman rose to power in Saudi Arabia, a new chapter was opened in the relations between Riyadh and the Zionist regime. Over the past three years, bilateral relations between the two sides have gained momentum step by step reaching a climax at which the Saudi Crown Prince announced, in a recent interview, that Riyadh recognizes the entity of the Zionist regime.
In the interview with The Atlantic, the Saudi crown prince said "there are a lot of interests we share with Zionist regime and if there is peace, there would be a lot of interests between Zionist regime and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council countries and countries like Egypt and Jordan.”
In reply to a question whether or not the Palestinian nation is entitled to have control over parts of the occupied lands, he said "I believe that each person, anywhere, has the right to live in their peaceful nation.”
The crown prince claimed that he has religious concerns about the holy mosque in Jerusalem al-Quds and the rights of the Palestinians, adding "Saudi Arabia has no objection against any other people.”
He noted "I believe the Palestinians and the Zionist regime have the right to have their own lands. But we have to have a peace agreement to assure the stability for everyone and to have normal relations.”
The remarks by Bin Salman should be taken as the final act of the three-year efforts by the Zionist regime to pressurize Saudi Arabia into recognizing the regime. The recognition comes as US President Donald Trump is seeking to implement the "Deal of Century” and relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds. So, recognition of Zionist regime by Saudi Arabia will have clear messages and ramifications.
Ramifications of Bin Salman’s Move for Zionist regime
The new stance of Bin Salman towards Zionist regime means the recognition of the Zionist regime by Saudi Arabia. This, in turn, can pave the way for the implementation of the US’ Deal of Century to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds. Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Zionist regime sparked harsh reactions from all over the world, except for a number of states; no major international player backed the move.
So, due to the global objections, the US decision to relocate its embassy in the occupied territories is facing a large number of challenges. Amid this situation, Saudi Arabia's support for Zionist regime and its recognition of the Zionist regime can partly decrease the pressure on Trump because Riyadh has a special position in the Islamic world due to its custodianship of the two Holy Mosques in Medina and Mecca. The Saudi regime has had the custodianship of the mosques over the past eight decades. This, in turn, has created a capacity which Riyadh takes advantage to fulfil its goals.
Today the triangle of Bin Salman, Netanyahu and Trump has focused on coping with Iran's regional influence. Therefore, targeting Palestine as one of the soft power capacities of Iran in the Islamic world has been carried out by the three-member group not only to deal with Iran's influence but also to prepare the grounds for recognition of Zionist regime.
On the other hand, one of the main dangerous consequences of Bin Salman’s move is that some tiny Arab countries like Bahrain may follow the footsteps of Saudi Arabia. By offering financial support to some weak Arab and Islamic states, Saudi Arabia has managed to take control of their foreign policies. Now, there are deep concerns that these countries might recognize Zionist regime as a state like Saudi Arabia did.
While Saudi Arabia’s move will increase pressure on the Palestinians and funnel more Saudi money to Zionist regime, it can also have dire consequences for both Riyadh and Tel Aviv. Over the past eight decades, Saudi Arabia has managed to whitewash its anti-Islamic measures by underlining its custodianship of the Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina but recognition of Zionist regime will destroy the low credibility of Saudi Arabia in the Islamic world. Meanwhile, through this move, Saudi Arabia has allied itself with Zionist regime and the US. This in turn can lead to the creation of an anti-Zionist regime coalition by the Islamic states. Today, recognizing Zionist regime can inflict a heavy blow on the Palestinian cause and reunite the Islamic states.
Finally, Bin Salman’s recognition of Zionist regime has put an end to the three-year covert and secret relations between Riyadh and Tel Aviv. From now on, Saudi Arabia should be viewed as the close friend of Zionist regime and a protector of its interest.
Therefore, it is upon all Islamic states to revise the structures of their leagues and unions and rearrange them without Saudi Arabia and with a focus on the Palestinian cause and support for Jerusalem al-Quds as the Palestinian capital.
Source: Basirat Persian Website