The magazine revealedEconomist“Israel has laid the first high-speed data cables connecting Saudi Arabia with Saudi Arabia.
The new project, which is part of two longer submarine cables from France to India, will not only improve speeds and reduce the cost of data transfer between Europe and Asia, the magazine said in a report on Thursday. It will link a new regional alliance between Israel and the Gulf states.
According to the newspaper, the project, which is being implemented by Google and Telecom Italia, will be completed by 2024.
All other Internet cables between Europe and Asia pass through Egypt via the Suez Canal or the long-distance route around Africa.
The Egyptian government believes that 90 percent of the Internet data between these regions passes through their territory.
According to the magazine, Internet companies are complaining that this almost complete monopoly is allowing Egypt to impose excessive transit fees.
“For Israel, the new project called” Blue-Raman “is more than just a data transmission project, it looks like a diplomatic meltdown in the region.
The magazine quotes an Israeli official as saying: “For more than seven decades, all trade routes and communications in the Middle East have overtaken Israel,” added: “For the first time since the founding of Israel, we have been part of a regional community. Infrastructure.”
The high-speed data line consists of two separate cables, one ending in the Jordanian port of Aqaba and the other starting in the neighboring Israeli city of Elat.
In fact, the paper points out that it will be a single line built with the support of both governments.
To date, Israel and Saudi Arabia have no diplomatic relations, as did the UAE and Bahrain, the first two Gulf states to have normal relations with Israel.
The magazine shows that Saudis who want to use cable in Niom, the high-tech city that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman intends to build, are still silent.
Israeli Communications Minister Yovas Hendel sees the new cable network in the Middle East as a “21st-century version of the Silk Road” that, until recently, would connect hostile nations.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in an interview with The Atlantic, an American magazine published by the Saudi official press agency on Thursday, that he sees Israel not as an enemy but as an enemy. “Potential Allied.”
Mohammed bin Salman was responding to a question about whether he would set an example for other Arab countries that have established diplomatic relations with Israel over the past two years.
The Saudi Crown Prince, widely regarded as the true leader of his country, was quoted in full in an interview published in Arabic and English by the agency as saying, “We do not see Israel as an enemy, but as a potential ally in many of the interests we may seek to achieve together. But some issues need to be addressed before it can be reached.” He said without elaborating.
Saudi Arabia’s allies, the UAE and Bahrain, signed normalization agreements with the Hebrew state in September 2020, followed by Sudan and Morocco.
Saudi Arabia, in an unprecedented way, has allowed direct flights across the airspace to the Emirates, Bahrain and Israel.
The country reiterates that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a prerequisite for normalizing relations, a position of great importance locally and internationally, presenting itself as the leader of the Islamic world and the defender of the Palestinian cause. .
The country has always been very sensitive to the declaration of reconciliation with Israel, fearing reactions and criticism from within Saudi Arabia, the ruling family and members of its conservative community.
In recent years, Saudi Arabia has sought to communicate with Jewish individuals, including relations with Israel and the history of Judaism, as well as state and state-sponsored media outlets.
Saudi officials say they are reviewing textbooks that use controversial labels for followers of other religions as part of the Crown Prince’s campaign to combat ‘terrorism’ in education.
In February 2020, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz hosted Jerusalem-based Rabbi David Rosen for the first time in modern history.
In November of the same year, official sources and Israeli media reported that former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had paid an unprecedented visit to Saudi Arabia and held secret talks with the Saudi Crown Prince. But Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan denied this.
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