IRAN - Claims Saudi Royal Family Are Jews

Arno Froese

The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy said that the ruling royal family of Saudi Arabia were actually Jewish, and that their conflict with Iran harkens back to 7th century battles between Muslim and Jewish tribes.

“We cannot bear to see injustice in a Muslim country that is perpetrated by the Zionists and the seed of the Jews,” the commander, Gen. Alireza Tangsiri, says in a video recording of the speech.

“These are the very same Jews—and I’d better say Zionists—whose hearts have never aligned with Islam, and even with the Prophet in his time,” he then said, probably in reference to Saudi Arabia.

The Iranian leadership is Shia, as opposed to that of Saudi Arabia, which is Sunni.

Tangsiri then mentioned other battles in which early Muslims fought local Jewish tribes, who were only Muslim “by name.”

“Are the Saud clan really Muslims? They are the same Jews who were in Arabia back then,” he concluded.

The House of Saud is the ruling royal family of Saudi Arabia since 1744, composed of the descendants of Muhammad bin Saud and his brothers., 15 January 2022

Arno's Commentary

Iran recognizes Israel’s rapprochement with Saudi Arabia and its developing friendships across the area. And they are scared.

While Saudi Arabia does not border Iran and is separated from them by the Persian Gulf, the two have been enemies because of the difference in their versions of the religion of Islam. That, of course, is not surprising. If we look at the European world, we notice the many wars fought between religions. Even at the beginning of the United States, anti-Catholicism was openly proclaimed.

In the midst of all the confusion and turmoil, Israel’s influence is drawing closer to Iran. Israel has signed agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Morocco, and to a certain extent, Bahrain. In previous decades, they made peace agreements with neighboring countries such as Egypt, which signed a peace treaty with Israel on 26 March 1979; Jordan followed on 26 October 1994.

Iran is desperate. It seems most unlikely that they would align themselves with the Western bloc; thus, the doors are open to the north and the east—the new power bloc that is being formed in these days due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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