Panic on the streets of Riyadh

Analysis: The recent upheaval in the Saudi leadership is a sign of uncertainty – over Iran, the US and the Islamic terror groups.

The appointment of Adel Al-Jubeir as Saudi Arabia’s new foreign minister was part of a huge shake-up that took place among the kingdom’s political leadership this past week.

The protégé of two Saudi kings and senior ministers in Riyadh, Al-Jubeir, who miraculously escaped an attempt on his life in October 2011 while serving as his country’s ambassador in Washington, is well known to Israeli officials from the days when he was a member of the Saudi delegation to the Madrid Peace Conference and attended the signing of the Oslo Accords on the White House lawns.