In an interview with CNBC, the former head of the Kingdom's intelligence agency Prince Turki Al-Faisal said that moving the US embassy to Jerusalem will make the Middle East a more dangerous place. He added: "It's given impetus to the terrorist groups that have always claimed America was against Arabs and it allows Iran to capitalize on this issue by accusing America of supporting Israel,"
The English-language Gulf News called Monday “a sad day” in a front-page headline over a cartoon by the slain Palestinian cartoonist Naji al-Ali of a crying Palestinian woman behind barbed wire. Al-Ali, a critic of both Israeli and Arab governments, was fatally shot in London in 1987. And in an editorial, Gulf News said: “This is a day when the United States and the administration of President Donald Trump should hang its head in shame.” It called Trump's decision "a purely political move to appease his friends on the Manhattan party circuit" and said "Jerusalem's status is non-negotiable."
The Editor-in-Chief of The National, an English-language newspaper based in Abu Dhabi, Mina al-Oraibi wrote: “The move of the US embassy to Jerusalem, the various news stories of Arab-Israeli cooperation to face Iranian expansionist ambitions in the Arab world (many unfounded), have led to increased discussion on whether the developments in Palestine are of monumental significance."
Despite absence of official diplomatic ties, PM Netanyahu and wife Sara are seen shaking hands with UAE Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef al-Otaiba Bahraini Ambassador Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa. They met "by coinecedence" in a Washington restaurant back in March. This Incident was described to The Associated Press by six people who either attended the dinner or were briefed on it. The Israeli and Emirati Embassies in Washington declined to comment. Driving the shift is a growing alignment between Israel and the Sunni Arab nations against regional threat from Iran.
صرّح وزير الاتصالات الإسرائيلي، أيوب قرّا، لإذاعة الجيش، أنه جرى استدعاءه لزيارة دبي بشكل علني وليس سريًّا. وأضاف الوزير الإسرائيلي، أن نقل السفارة الأمريكية
شنّ مغردون حملة ضد الكاتب السعودي محمد بن عبد الوهاب آل الشيخ، بسبب قوله إن إيران هي العدو وليست إسرائيل. وكان الكاتب السعودي آل الشيخ كتب على
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Qayid, a founding member of the National Society for Human Rights, said: “Iran has been supporting and funding militant and terrorist groups across the Middle East since the enactment of the 2015 nuclear deal, in addition to extending all support to networks of operatives across the globe to launch terrorist attacks." Iran has the largest number of ballistic missiles in the Middle East, evidenced by attacks on Saudi Arabia from Yemeni soil, Al-Qayid said.
Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani GCC stated five requirements that Iran should achieve if it was keen on security in the region, namely, the completion of the nuclear file in terms of inspection, control and expiration of the agreement, not to provide terrorists with ballistic missiles, respect for Security Council resolutions, non-interference in neighboring countries, not to support terrorist acts, stressing that this will make our region safe.