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Torah scroll (illustrative)

Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi read from a Torah scroll and led Sukkot services Tuesday at a hotel in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh. Karhi’s 14-member delegation participated in the services, which came during a visit to the Gulf nation.


Would anyone have imagined an Arab news network such as Quds News posting such a video on social media, even a year ago?

“What is this if not true peace,” commented Saudi blogger and normalization advocate Muhammad Saud in a separate tweet. “There will be a synagogue and kosher restaurants here very soon; peace is already here!”


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.