Saudi royal makes eye-opening statement on Israel

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to the Murabba Palace, escorted by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to attend a banquet in their honor (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud says Israelis “have the right to have their own land,” and although there’s no immediate change in official Saudi policy, a former Clinton administration official says that position could lead to a seismic shift in the region and the quest for Middle East peace.

The Atlantic reporter Jeffrey Goldberg asked the crown prince, who is effectively running Saudi Arabia, whether he believes the “Jewish people have a right to a nation-state in at least part of their ancestral homeland.”

“I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation. I believe the Palestinians

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