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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Saudi prince to visit Israel in unprecedented overture - Update - this item is a hoax

Saudi Arabian prince and wealthy media tycoon Talal Bin Waleed announced Thursday that he is planning a seven-day-trip to the Jewish State and urged all the Arab nations in the region to "strive for a more peaceful, prosperous and homogenous Middle East," according to Saudi Arabian news media. 

"All my Muslim brothers and sisters must understand that it became a moral imperative for all inhabitants of war-torn Middle-East, namely Arabs, to desist their absurd hostility toward Jewish people,"  Okaz reported the prince saying, an Arabic-language Saudi news agency. 

"My sovereign, King Salman has instructed me to open a direct dialogue with Israel's intellectual (community), building amicable ties with our Israeli neighbors," Bin Waleed added...
UPDATE: Apparently, this item is a hoax - thanks to Brain H for letting me know.

2 comments:

Brian Henry said...

Hey, Richard.
Elder of Zyon says this is a hoax:
http://elderofziyon.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/0704-links-saudi-prince-to-visit-israel.html#.VZnmwvlViko

More's the pity.

Richard K said...

Thahanks, Brian! It does indeed appear that is the case. I had thought the Jerusalem Post would have been a more reliable source.