A Brash Young Prince is Shaking up the Middle East—and None Too Soon


Under Mohammed bin Salman's leadership, in late 2017, the Kingdom presented a plan for settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more favorable to the Israelis than anything that had preceded it. While not quite saying that the Jewish people have the right to a nation state in their ancestral homeland, MbS did allow that "the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land." This is progress. The Saudis know they need the Americans and Israelis on their side against Iran and are willing to offer up something for that.