The Unavoidable Link Between Saudi Arabia-Israel Peace and Palestinian Statehood

The Saudi foreign minister told CNN that ties with Israel can only be normalized with Palestinian issue resolved. He emphasized the need for stability and stated that a credible and irreversible Palestinian state is the only way to achieve it. The interview, originally taped at the World Economic Forum in Davos, focused on Saudi Arabia’s efforts to de-escalate the conflict in Gaza and halt civilian deaths. The minister criticized Israel’s actions in Gaza and called for an end to the violence. The local health ministry in Gaza reported over 25,000 Palestinians killed and 62,000 wounded in Israel’s assault on the region.