MIn an interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg that was published on Monday, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — currently in the midst of a two-week visit to the US — acknowledged Israel’s right to exist.
“I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation,” the 32-year-old Saudi royal said. “I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land. But we have to have a peace agreement to assure the stability for everyone and to have normal relations.”
Asked about antisemitism in his country, Prince Mohammed stated, “Our country doesn’t have a problem with Jews. Our Prophet Muhammad married a Jewish woman. Not just a friend — he married her. Our prophet, his neighbors were Jewish. You will find a lot of Jews in Saudi Arabia coming from America, coming from Europe. There are no problems between Christians and Muslims and Jews. We have problems like you would find anywhere in the world, among some people. But the normal sort of problems.”