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  • Saudi Official Shakes Hands with Israelis in Rare Meeting

    12/16/2013 6:40:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/13 | Elad Benari
    A rare meeting took place on Sunday between a member of the Saudi royal family and Israeli officials, reports NRG/Maariv. The meeting took place at the World Policy Conference in Monaco, where Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former head of the Saudi secret services and formerly his country’s ambassador to the United States, met MK Meir Sheetrit (Hatnua) and Itamar Rabinovich, formerly Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. According to NRG/Maariv, the Saudi prince publicly shook hands with Rabinovich and held a discussion with MK Sheetrit. The report said that Sheetrit invited the Saudi prince to address the Knesset, to which the prince...
  • Finally, the Clinton Legacy (via Saudi Arabia w/VID)

    11/26/2012 1:26:31 PM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    dianawest.net ^ | 14NOV12 | Diana West
    Saudi Arabia’s [Prince] Turki al Faisal addressing Bill Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative shindig, September 25, 2012: “Muslims will never forget your deliverance of Bosnia-Herzogovenia and Kosovo, and near-deliverance, within 100 meters, of Palestine from occupation.” There by a smiling Chelsea’s side, in a room full of people who warmly approve of the term Israeli “occupation”: her sellout Jewish husband.
  • Another stunner behind Obama's Libya doctrine (R2P- Holocaust denier helped devise policy)

    03/30/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 29,2011 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya. As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine's main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros. The doctrine and its founders, as WND reported, have been deeply tied...
  • Saudi prince says 'overwhelming proof' Iran behind US plot

    10/12/2011 5:30:55 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 47 replies
    AFP ^ | 12 Oct 2011
    LONDON, Oct 12, 2011 (AFP) - A former chief of Saudi intelligence said Wednesday there was overwhelming evidence that Iran was behind a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington and must "pay the price". "The burden of proof is overwhelming... and clearly shows official Iranian responsibility for this. Somebody in Iran will have to pay the price, whatever the level of these persons is," Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal told a conference on oil in London. The prince, who has also served as Saudi ambassador to the United States and Britain, said the alleged plan to kill the kingdom's...
  • Saudi Arabia threatens the US over veto

    09/14/2011 12:34:50 AM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 26 replies
    Israpundit ^ | 9-14-2011 | By TURKI AL-FAISAL, NYT
    The United States must support the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations this month or risk losing the little credibility it has in the Arab world. If it does not, American influence will decline further, Israeli security will be undermined and Iran will be empowered, increasing the chances of another war in the region. Moreover, Saudi Arabia would no longer be able to cooperate with America in the same way it historically has. With most of the Arab world in upheaval, the “special relationship” between Saudi Arabia and the United States would increasingly be seen as toxic by...
  • Saudi Suggests 'Squeezing' Iran Over Nuclear Ambitions

    06/23/2011 12:47:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/22/11 | Jay Solomon
    A leading member of Saudi Arabia's royal family warned that Riyadh could seek to supplant Iran's oil exports if the country doesn't constrain its nuclear program, a move that could hobble Tehran's finances. In closed-door remarks earlier this month, Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal also strongly implied that Riyadh would be forced to follow suit if Tehran pushed ahead to develop nuclear weapons and said Saudi Arabia is preparing to employ all of its economic, diplomatic and security assets to confront Tehran's regional ambitions.
  • Failed favoritism toward Israel

    06/15/2011 5:35:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2011-06-10 | Turki al-Faisal
    ...Palestine's future won't be dictated by the U.S. and Israel.... Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA President Obama gave a rousing call to action in his controversial speech last month, admonishing Arab governments to embrace democracy and provide freedom to their populations. We in Saudi Arabia, although not cited, took his call seriously. We noted, however, that he conspicuously failed to demand the same rights to self-determination for Palestinians — despite the occupation of their territory by the region’s strongest military power. Soon after, Obama again called into question America’s claim to be a beacon of human rights by allowing Israeli Prime Minister...
  • A Saudi prince rails against U.S. policy: At issue is our support of Israel

    06/15/2011 5:31:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 6-15-11 | Richard Cohen
    As best I can recall, I met Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al-Faisal at a home in Washington years ago. I found him stern and humorless, sometimes even bitter. Still, I was unprepared for the opinion column he published in Sunday's Washington Post. It read like a declaration of war. Faisal is not now in the government. Yet, he is a member of the Saudi royal family and was once the kingdom's intelligence chief and its former ambassador to both London and Washington. He starts by citing what he calls President Obama's "controversial speech last month, admonishing Arab governments to embrace...
  • ElBaradei could run for president (Soros connection lol)

    02/05/2011 12:27:49 AM PST · by bronxville · 15 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | Feb 5th, 2011 | Sylvia Westall and Shaimaa Fayed
    CAIRO/VIENNA (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei said on Friday he could run in Egypt's presidential elections if the Egyptian people asked him to, denying a report in an Austrian newspaper that he would not run. "This is not true," ElBaradei said in a phone interview with Al Jazeera. "If the Egyptian people want me to continue the change process, I will not disappoint the Egyptian people." ElBaradei has tended to answer the question of whether he wants to run for president, often asked of him, by saying he was ready for a role in helping Egypt achieve political...
  • Saudi Prince Warns US Ties At Risk Over Approach To Gaza

    01/24/2009 8:43:22 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies · 582+ views
    RIYADH (AFP)--The close relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia is under threat after Washington supported Israel's onslaught on the Gaza Strip, a senior Saudi prince warned on Saturday. Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former top diplomat and intelligence chief, told CNN television that the U.S. needs to change its tune and exert more pressure on Israel or face a deterioration in its relations with the Middle East. He called Israel's three-week assault on Gaza, which Palestinians say killed more than 1,300 people in the densely populated enclave, "barbaric" and a " catastrophe." Prince Turki said the new U.S. administration of...
  • Mideast: Saudi prince urges US policy change

    01/23/2009 10:10:05 AM PST · by Bokababe · 33 replies · 488+ views
    AKI ^ | 1/23/09 | Staff
    London, 23 Jan. (AKI) - A prominent member of Saudi Arabia's royal family has warned US President Barack Obama that the Middle East peace process was at risk unless Washington altered its approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In an article published in the British Financial Times Prince Turki al-Faisal said that Israel had come close to "killing the prospect of peace" with its recent military offensive in Gaza. "Unless the new US administration takes forceful steps to prevent any further suffering and slaughter of Palestinians, the peace process, the US-Saudi relationship and the stability of the region are at risk,"...
  • Report: Israeli air force attacks Gaza City

    12/27/2008 2:01:50 AM PST · by Cindy · 1,087 replies · 25,328+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | 12/27/08, 11:46/Israel News | Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
    Israel's air force fired around 20 missiles at targets in Gaza City on Saturday, causing heavy damage, a Reuters witness said. The IDF has confirmed the report. (Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
  • Outside View: Arabian Medicis

    12/29/2006 8:32:54 AM PST · by Valin · 4 replies · 648+ views
    Islamdaily.net / Monster and Critics ^ | 12/29/06 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) -- When King Abd al-Aziz -- also known as Ibn Saud -- died in 1953, he left 44 sons and uncounted daughters by 17 wives. He used to break up the monotony of daylong cabinet meetings with intimate interludes selected from a catalogue that contained pictures of over 600 concubines. Founded by Abd al-Aziz in 1932, modern Saudi Arabia is an oligarchy of 7,000 male princes. The royals number an estimated 21,000 (including up to 4 wives allowed by the Koran). King Abdullah, who succeeded the late King Fahd in August 2005, is the fifth...
  • Geopolitical Diary: A Saudi Power Struggle?

    12/16/2006 4:39:09 PM PST · by Valin · 6 replies · 788+ views
    Stratfor ^ | 12/15/06
    The sands are shifting in the Saudi kingdom,... The questions began with the out-of-the-blue resignation of Saudi Ambassador to the United States Turki al-Faisal on Monday. Prince Turki said he resigned to spend more time with his family -- the usual excuse given for abrupt diplomatic departures -- but his absence has raised questions in Washington regarding the stability of the Saudi royal family. There is no question that Prince Turki's brother, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, is ailing, and that Prince Turki would want to ensure the al-Faisal faction stays intact by assuming his position should Saud end...
  • PRINCE TURKI SAYS U.S. REMARKS FALSE

    11/17/2005 8:25:28 AM PST · by Valin · 5 replies · 400+ views
    Saudi Gazette ^ | 11/11/05
    Reacting to negative statements released by members of the US Senate at the hearing held Tuesday to discuss Saudi Arabia s cooperation in fighting terrorism and extremism, Prince Turki Al-Faisal, the Saudi Ambassador to the US, said that these statements promote false impressions and partial facts. Citing tangible efforts made by the Saudi government in the past few years to fight terrorism, Prince Turki said that the statements of the committee members and of witnesses undermine the will of both the Saudi and the US people, according to Al-Riyadh, the Arabic language daily newspaper. He added that the international community...
  • CIA Rejects Claim It Sought Osama Deal Before 9/11

    11/13/2003 6:01:55 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 16 replies · 281+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 13, 2003 | Reuters
    PARIS (Reuters) - The CIA rejected as fantasy claims in a new book that it tried to negotiate a non-aggression pact with Osama bin Laden just two months before the September 11, 2001 airliner attacks against the United States. Richard Labeviere, author of "The Corridors of Terror," released on Thursday, says the CIA's Dubai station chief approached bin Laden while the al Qaeda leader was being treated for a serious kidney complaint in the United Arab Emirates. He said the meeting took place in the American Hospital in Dubai on July 12, barely eight weeks before al Qaeda militants slammed...
  • Iraq War Was "Colonial" and About Oil: Saudi Envoy

    05/24/2004 7:07:00 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 16 replies · 166+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | May 25, 2004 | Tehran Times
    DUBLIN (Reuters) -- The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was a colonial war and there were some in the United States who saw it as a means of getting their hands on Iraqi oil, a senior Saudi ambassador was quoted as saying on Monday. Prince Turki al-Faisal, ambassador to Britain and Ireland, told the Irish Independent newspaper Washington's stated aims in going to war in Iraq masked a more cynical reality. "No matter how exalted the aims of the U.S. in that war, in the final analysis it was a colonial war very similar to the wars conducted by the ex-colonial...
  • Bin Laden contact to become Saudi Arabia's man in London

    10/17/2002 5:55:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 241+ views
    Times Online ^ | October 17 2002 | Richard Beeston and Michael Evans
    Former spy chief named in September 11 lawsuit is likely to be welcomed by the diplomatic community SAUDI ARABIA has chosen as its next ambassador to London its controversial former spy chief, a man who courted Osama bin Laden during the Cold War. According to diplomatic sources, the Saudi authorities have selected as their new envoy Prince Turki al-Faisal, a leading member of the Saudi Royal Family and head of intelligence for nearly a quarter of a century. His appointment is expected to be confirmed within weeks and he is likely to take up his post as early as next...