(JNS) What do you do when you are condemned for allegedly ordering the murder of a journalist and your country is under fire for leading a war in Yemen? You try to turn the world’s focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, of course. And that’s exactly what Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (known in media circles as MBS) is rumored to be doing.
“MBS said to be plotting Camp David-style handshake with Netanyahu” screamed one headline. “Saudi crown prince considering ‘game changing’ handshake with Israeli PM: Report” hollered another. According to the Qatari-funded Middle East Eye website, a Saudi task force is weighing ideas to boost MBS’s image at home and abroad, one of which entails him meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a “game-changing” summit hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump, branding the Saudi crown prince as “peacemaker.”