Saudi Arabia Columnist Stands with Netanyahu; Calls Obama ‘Foolish’

Top Saudi government-controlled paper says Netanyahu’s speech will serve Gulf interests more than Obama’s ‘foolish behavior.’

A look at Saudi Arabia’s news media shows that the Persian Gulf monarchy stands squarely behind Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s efforts Tuesday in Congress.

In an article in Monday’s edition of the Saudi daily Al-Jazirah (no relation to the Qatar-based television network), columnist Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj comes out strongly against U.S. President Barack Obama. “I believe that Netanyahu’s conduct will serve our interests, the people of the Gulf,” he writes, “much more than the foolish behavior of one of the worst American presidents.”

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