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Will ‘Historical Cousins’ Israel and Saudi Arabia Form a Super-Power Alliance?

According to AWD News, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir publicly stated that Saudi Arabia needs Israel’s help to defend itself from Yemeni rebels.

According to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Qatari News Agency (QNA), al-Jubeir called on regional allies, Qatar and UAE, to help Saudi Arabia end its years-long conflict with Yemen. During his recent regional tour to Gulf States, he expressed the need for Israeli assistance. He said:

“I personally discussed the Yemeni issue with His Royal Highness the King and to find a feasible solution to terminate this dilemma, I suggested Israeli help as our only hope to end the status quo , as they[Israelis] are highly skilled and indeed proficient in this kind of warfare through decades in their confrontations with Lebanese and Palestinian militias and to my delight, His Highness King Salman put this proposal forward for further consideration.”

The Saudis find themselves unable to ward off Yemeni revolutionaries using Russian surface-to-air missiles that have killed at least 28 of its F-15 fighter pilots. He added:

“… in this crucial time we are in dire need of Tel Aviv’s military prowess to curb Iran’s slow but gradual encroachment in Yemen. I hope one day this futile Israeli hesitation to intervene in Yemen would end and the entire world will witness the comradeship and amicable co-existence between kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Israel, after all we are historically cousins.”

France24 News reports on the possible Israel-Saudi Arabia alliance:

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Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley facebook.com/BlankleyBethany/ & BethanyBlankley.com.

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