A recent column in a Saudi daily singled out Arab states who “feebly” condemn Israel, while not-so-secretly maintaining ties with the Jewish state. Saudi Arabian journalist Muhammad Arif used his weekly column in the Saudi daily Al-Madina to lambaste Arab countries that simultaneously maintain and deny ties with Israel. Skewering this hypocritical approach to diplomacy… Read more »

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“The Saudis and Americans are especially receivers of this message,” said Iranian Gen. Ramazan Sharif after launching missile at ISIS in Syria.

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If the UN’s assertion is true and the coalition is deliberately and disproportionately killing thousands of innocent civilians, it is a war crime. But it is unlikely to be true.

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Is the Middle East on the path to a full-blown Sunni-Shiite confrontation? In what may be a precursor to a military conflict, Saudi Arabia cut off diplomatic ties after Iranians attacked its embassy over the Saudi execution of a Shiite cleric.

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Hebrew in Saudi Arabia

The sight of handbags with Hebrew script for sale in Saudi Arabia took Palestinians on a visit there by surprise. It is unclear how the bags reached their destination.

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