There have been reports of Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman going on a secret visit to Israel. What can be the reasons behind it?
There are several things Saudi Arabia may want to discuss with Israel. The two countries have no diplomatic relations, but are not extremely hostile toward each other. Talks between their leaders are sensitive, but not unthinkable.
Some things they may discuss:
- Iran - both countries are worried about Iran's growing influence in the Middle East, as well as its nuclear ambitions, and may discuss possible actions.
- Palestine - Saudi Arabia has proposed the Arab Peace Initiative and may want to convince Israel to discuss it.
- Syria - the interests of both Saudi Arabia and Israel in Syria are complicated. There may be issues where both have common interests worth discussing.