Israel happy with Saudi Arabia decision

Israel happy with Saudi Arabia decision

JERUSALEM: Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that Arab states’ decision to cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of backing extremism, could herald a broad anti-terror alliance including Israel.

“There is no doubt that this opens very many possibilities of cooperation in the struggle against terror,” Lieberman told the Israeli parliament in a televised question-and-answer session.

“We saw the United States president visit Saudi Arabia and he spoke first and foremost about a coalition against terror,” he said in a reference to Donald Trump’s trip last month.

“The state of Israel is really open to cooperation. The ball at the moment is with the other side,” he added.