- Growing Ties Between Saudis and Israelis Could Be an Ominous Sign of War
by Jake Novak | @jakejakeny, https://www.cnbc.com/
* The Israeli Defense Forces chief of staff has given an historic interview with a Saudi newspaper.
* In it, he promises that Israel is ready to share intelligence with Riyadh about Iran.
* This news is the latest evidence that the Saudis are getting more prepared for a direct war with Tehran.
The winds of war in the Middle East, specifically pitting Iran against Saudi Arabia, are turning into a full-blown sandstorm. And the latest evidence of this comes from a surprising source: An interview in a Saudi newspaper.
No, a relatively short interview in an Arabic-language paper in Riyadh isn’t usually a big deal. But it is when that interview is with the Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Lt. General Gadi Eisenkot.
The interview alone is big news, as it’s the first of its kind with an Israeli military official in the Saudi press. But it’s what Eisenkot said in the interview that really made history and made it clearer than ever that Saudi Arabia and Iran are marching ever closer to a direct confrontation. Here are the three Eisenkot quotes from Saudi Arabia’s Elaph newspaper that deserve the most attention: