The Saudis are far from the perfect friend of democracy but they are powerful and can resolve the Palestinian Israeli conflict if they are willing to engage and it seems that they are willing. We must deal with the realities that exist and not wait for the perfect ally to appear some day if we plan to have peace in our lifetimes. I say Israel should enter into negitiations with the Saudis and any other Arabs who are willing to talk. There is nothing to lose by sitting down and talking and potentially alot to gain.
Reformists are in the lead in Iranian parliamentary elections (dpa)
from the article: Third time lucky?