Israeli citizens still not allowed to visit Saudi Arabia, says Saudi FM

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details Israeli citizens still not allowed to visit Saudi Arabia, says Saudi FM in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - “When a peace agreement is reached between the Palestinians and the Israelis, I believe the issue of Israel's involvement in the region can then be brought to the table,” Saudi Prince Faisal bin Farhan was quoted as saying.

Tuesday 28/01/2020

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan looks on during an official visit to Athens, January 24. (AP)

LONDON - Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has stated that Israeli citizens are not allowed to come to the kingdom, a day after Israeli media reported that the country was granting official permission to some of its citizens to travel to the Sunni Muslim country.

Saudi Arabian media outlets, which usually reflect the government’s viewpoint, as well as regional independent media organs, highlighted Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan's statements to US broadcaster CNN in which he said that Israelis were not welcome in the kingdom.

"Our policy is fixed. We have no relations with the state of Israel, and it is not possible for Israeli passport holders to visit the kingdom presently," a report on CNN Arabic quoted him as telling the channel on 27 January.

"When a peace agreement is reached between the Palestinians and the Israelis, I believe the issue of Israel's involvement in the region can then be brought to the table," he was further quoted as saying.

The Saudi foreign minister’s comments came as US President Donald said in Washington that his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan — already rejected by the Palestinians — has a “chance” and will be unveiled today.

Israel’s interior ministry said on January 26 that Israeli citizens, both Muslims and Jews, have the right to travel to Saudi Arabia for religious and business visits.

The new Israeli policy allows Israelis with official invitations to travel to Saudi Arabia for up to 90 days for business meetings and to seek investment opportunities, according to reports on the websites of the public broadcaster Kan and Haaretz newspaper.

Saudi Arabia has no diplomatic relations with Israel and does not permit entry to Israeli citizens, except for Israeli Arabs on annual pilgrimages to Muslim holy sites in the kingdom.

Israel has peace deals with only two Arab countries — Jordan and Egypt — but its occupation of Palestinian territory has long served as a major factor preventing similar accords with the rest of the Arab world.

Israel has, however, been seeking to build ties with Gulf nations. 

(With agencies) 

Written By AW staff
Written By

These were the details of the news Israeli citizens still not allowed to visit Saudi Arabia, says Saudi FM for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at The Arab Weekly and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Saudi Arabia records 403 new cases of “Covid 19”, and the...
NEXT Dr. Alattas proves instrumental in changing Kingdom’s stereotypical image