The Israeli Foreign Ministry celebrated a Saudi citizen, as the “Israel in Arabic” account published a video clip of a Saudi expressing his happiness with the participation of Israeli competitors in the Dakar Rally, which was launched recently in the Kingdom.
The Saudi citizen, who was not named, addressed the editor of Arab affairs at the official Israeli Kan channel, Roi Kayes, saying that he hopes his country normalizes relations with Tel Aviv.
A Saudi citizen in an interview with the Israeli “Kan” channel: “I was pleased to read the news of the participation of a delegation from Israel in the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, and I hope that soon there will be a normalization of relations.”@ kaisososhi07@guy_telaviv@guy_telavivpic.twitter.com/IGAcRIdYW5
– Israel in Arabic (@IsraelArabic) January 17, 2021
Earlier today, the “Times of Israel” newspaper revealed that 9 Israeli drivers participated in the 43rd Dakar Rally, which was organized earlier this month in Saudi Arabia, despite the ban on Israelis traveling to the Kingdom.
The newspaper said that Tel Aviv has long established secret relations with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab states, and they have strengthened in recent years, to counter the threat of Iran.
Source: RT + agencies