Saudi Arabia urges UN to end Palestine-Israel dispute

Israeli left-wing activists of the NGO Peace Now protest in front of a Palestinian house occupied by Israeli settlers in the center of the divided city of Hebron on October 20, 2017. (AFP / HAZEM BADER)
Updated 25 October 2017
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Saudi Arabia urges UN to end Palestine-Israel dispute

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has once again put resolving the Palestinian-Israeli dispute at the top of its foreign policy agenda.
The issue was raised at the UN in New York on Wednesday, at a meeting of the UN General Assembly’s Economic and Financial Committee.
The item on the agenda was the “permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources.”
Mohammed bin Issam Khashan, third secretary in Saudi Arabia’s permanent delegation at the UN, said resolving the Palestinian-Israeli dispute by reaching a comprehensive peace agreement based on the Israeli withdrawal from the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the Syrian Arab Golan occupied since 1967 and Lebanese occupied territories would lead to peace and stability across the region.
Saudi officials have consistently maintained that the continuation of the Palestinian crisis has contributed greatly to wider instability in the region and has been exploited by terrorist groups like Daesh and militant groups like Hamas and Hezbollah for their own narrow self interests.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.