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PostTrump's Recognition of Jerusalem and Saudi Arabia (John Heelan, UK, 12/26/17 7:38 am)
For a respected scientist, it is surprising that Istvan Simon (24 December) relies on Biblical myth. Perhaps he should look at Jerusalem's history as the capital of Judea onwards. Haaretz published a useful historical primer to celebrate Jerusalem Day three years ago (see https://www.haaretz.com/news/.premium-1.592872 ). It's worth reading.
Re: the move of the US embassy of Jerusalem, one wonders whether Saudi Arabia will cancel its weapons contracts with the US in line with sanctions proposed by the Arab League foreign ministers. One also wonders if Trump really cares as he commented after the UN debate.
JE comments: Who can give us an update on Saudi policies vis-à-vis the US? I've been out of the loop. If the Saudis don't buy their armaments in the US, where would they turn? China? I'm doubtful.