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Will Netanyahu abandon Bin Salman?

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been one of the few prominent leaders in the world who have clearly and seriously defended Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman since he was first accused of killing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He also ignored the position of the CIA, which believes MBS is be behind the murder, justifying the matter with Saudi Arabia and Bin Salman’s importance in the fighting the so-called danger and increasing Iranian influence in the region and the world. To what extent will Netanyahu continue to defend Bin Salman? When will he abandon his position in the wake of recent developments?

Two key factors may prompt Netanyahu to abandon his efforts to support Crown Prince Bin Salman, against three factors that encourage him to move forward in doing so, albeit in different ways of continuing to show support for Bin Salman. These factors are as follows:

The first is related to the record of the relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia under Bin Salman, as the intelligence and security cooperation between the two countries in combating the forces of advancement in the Arab world, the so-called Iranian threat and Hezbollah has reached levels no one in Israel could have imagined. This was stated by senior officials in Israel. Furthermore, Western, Israeli and other sources have confirmed what was reported........

© Middle East Monitor