Saudi Arabia

Saudi’s New King Salman Likely To Stay The Muslim Kingdom’s Course

01/27/2015

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who took the helm of the world’s last absolute monarchy Friday, faces turbulence at home and abroad but is unlikely to change the course set by his predecessors.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman is seen during President Barack Obama’s visit to Erga Palace in Riyadh on Jan. 27.

Abdullah, Saudi King And Peace Proposal Author, Dies At 90

01/23/2015

Saudi Arabian King Abdullah, the architect of a proposal that U.S. governments have suggested is the basis for a comprehensive Israeli-Arab peace, has died.

Oil Weapon Losing Clout

The price of gasoline dipped under $2 a gallon this week in some Oklahoma filling stations and others are expected to follow.

Plunging global oil prices come at a time when the United States is poised to surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's number one oil producer. That's good news for consumers and for those who feel OPEC as exerted undue influence on American foreign policy for too long.

How Did The Find Out: Israel Behind 9/11

We've been hearing it for more than 13 years, and the story is still making the rounds.  The latest comes from an American-educated Saudi professor, Dr. Sami S. Habib.  In an interview with Saudi Arabia's Iqraa TV last month he said Israel was not only responsible for 9/11 but also for " all the crises of the Arab and Muslim world." 

"It's all part of a Zionist plot "to divide the already divided Arab world," he revealed, according to translations of the interview by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

JPost Scribe Barred From Saudi Arabia

03/26/2014

The White House said it was “deeply disappointed” that Saudi Arabia denied a visa to a Jewish American reporter working for The Jerusalem Post.

Jewish Community 'Vigilant' After Bombing

04/15/2013

The head of the security network for U.S. Jewish organizations said the community is "standing vigilant" following deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.

The Latest Interfaith Custody Nightmare

Whew, here’s an interfaith breakup/custody case that makes the Joseph and Rebecca Reyes one a few years ago seem pretty tame: a French Jewish woman suing her Saudi prince ex for custody of their 10-year-old daughter Aya (interestingly, the Reyes’ daughter had a similarly palindromic name: Ela). According to the Telegraph:

Saudi-Israeli Hacker War Is On

01/15/2012

The hacker war between Israel and Saudi Arabia is continuing, with the release of the credit card details of more Israelis.

A Saudi hacker, who has already released thousands of Israeli credit card numbers, along with the personal details of the cardholders, on Wednesday released the details of 200 more Israeli credit cards. He has threatened to release 200 more numbers every day.

The new release by the Saudi hacker was in retaliation for the release earlier this week by an Israeli hacker of Saudi credit card numbers, he told Israeli media in a message.

Delta Won't Ask Passengers' Religion On Saudi Flights

08/24/2011

Delta Airlines announced that it will not ask its customers to disclose their religious affiliation, despite partnering with Saudi Arabian Airlines.

The announcement followed a controversy two months ago when a Delta spokesperson suggested that, because Saudi Arabian Airlines was joining the SkyTeam Alliance, Delta might have to refuse boarding to passengers with Israel stamps on their passports. The Saudi government requires that travelers disclose their religion, and American Jews and others with Israeli stamps in their passports have been refused visas to the country.

Senators To Saudis: Let Women Drive

A bipartisan group of 14 female U.S. senators wrote to the King of Saudi Arabia this week urging him to give the women of his kingdom the right to drive a care "once and for all." 

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