REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool - Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud speaks before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (not pictured) at his private residence in the Red Sea city of Jeddah June 27, 2014.

Opinion

Saudi Arabia and the Third Gaza War

August 6, 2014, Bruce Riedel

Bruce Riedel writes that Saudi Arabia’s low profile during the third Gaza war is not evidence of a tacit entente with Israel against Hamas. Riedel reviews past instances of collusion between the Saudis and Israelis, but argues that the current Saudi leadership detests the Netanyahu government and views supporting Egypt as their overriding objective for the Gaza war.

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