Day: May 13, 2020

Saudi Ramadan TV dramas spark debate about ties with Israel

The Saudi man cannot believe his ears.

“You told him that the Israelis are right and that you want to do business with them?” he asks in response to the suggestion that perhaps, after years of open animosity, Israel isn’t the enemy Saudi Arabia once believed them to be.

“The enemy is the one who doesn’t appreciate you standing by him, who curses you day and night — more than the Israelis,” his father-in-law retorts, referring to the Palestinians.

The scene is from the Ramadan TV drama “Exit 7” broadcast by the Saudi-controlled MBC Group. The program, along with another

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