I can’t find a logical explanation as to why some are upset of Saudi Arabia’s activity towards any Arab country. The systematic media campaign against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Egypt – which announcing the NEOM plans between Egypt and the kingdom did not help at all – exposed the despicable face of those who hold grudges against Saudi Arabia and revealed that the dream of Arab unity is extremist parties’ nightmare.
Why be upset of and doubt the rapprochement, cooperation and integration policy which the Saudi kingdom seeks with any Arab country? Why all the worries and fears of linking security, economic and political interests between Saudi Arabia and Egypt and between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon and between Saudi Arabia and Iraq? Who are those skeptics? Are they Arabs? Are they sons of those who once called for Arab unity? Or is this generation long gone? Hasn’t this unity always been our dream?
So why did they attack Saad Hariri because he visited Saudi Arabia? Why did they attack President Sisi because he properly welcomed the Saudi crown prince? Why be upset of the Iraqis’ cheerful attitude that celebrated the Saudi football team which played a match in Iraq?
Current Arab generations no longer dream of Arab unity, coordination or integration. This dream has been replaced with a partisan dream.Sawsan Al Shaer