Jewish 100, 2015: Anwar Eshki – Voices
Former adviser to Saudi government
Anwar Eshki, a retired major general in the Saudi armed forces, has made it his personal goal to strike peace between Saudi Arabia and Israel, The Wall Street Journal reported in August 2015.
A former top adviser to the Saudi government, Eshki had earlier raised eyebrows when he appeared alongside Dore Gold, Israeli Foreign Ministry director-general and longtime confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at a Council on Foreign Relations event in Washington D.C.
Eshki shared desires to build a Saudi-Israel peace, especially to counter the regionally destabilizing expansion of Iran. His remarks also symbolize the possibility of warmer ties between Israel and the Gulf states.
“The main project between me and Dore Gold is to bring peace between Arab countries and Israel,” said Eshki.