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Scribblings: Don’t give Turkey a pass in Khashoggi affair

Turkey sees Saudi Arabia as a key rival and is attempting to milk the Khashoggi murder to inflict as much damage on Saudi Arabia as it can, as well as pump up the international status of the Islamist Erdogan government in Ankara

MbS, Khashoggi and the Saudi power structure

MbS has become the most powerful crown prince in Saudi history. Since replacing his father as Defence Minister nearly four years ago, he has steadily concentrated all of the kingdom’s disparate military forces under his control. 

Israel and the Khashoggi crisis

Here’s the rule: If a major event happens in the Middle East, it will generally have an impact on Israel. The disappearance of Saudi government critic and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey is no exception.

The Kingdom and the Power

It seems that at the top of the Saudi pyramid there was no one with sufficient knowledge to advise against the assault on Khashoggi, sufficient power to stop it if MbS wanted it, or sufficient courage to disagree with him.

Yossi Kuperwasser on embassy moves to Jerusalem, peace process, Iran, Saudi...

Brig-Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser spoke to David Speers of Sky News on embassy moves to Jerusalem, peace process, Iran and Saudi Arabia.