Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Israelis have a right to their homeland - a declaration that no Arab leader has ever acknowledged, according to a report. The number rose to 17 on Tuesday.
He said he has no religious objections to the right of Israel to exist, and that his concerns were exclusively about the fate of the holy mosque in Jerusalem and the rights of the Palestinian people.
He also called for a peace agreement with Palestinians that would allow Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states to pursue shared interests with the Jewish state.
Saudi Arabia's de facto leader has explicitly acknowledged Israel's right to its own homeland, a first for a senior official from the kingdom.
Saudi Arabia, a top USA ally in the Middle East, has no formal diplomatic ties with Israel, which declared statehood in 1948 and captured Arab territories in the 1967 Six-Day War.
The reformist Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman expressed in a recent interview his viewpoints that aligned with Israel and disapproved of regional for Iran to clear the fault lines in the politics of West Asia.
Saudi Arabia - birthplace of Islam and home to its holiest shrines - does not recognize Israel.
The kingdom still does not officially recognise Israel and has stated for decades that normalising relations depends on Israel's withdrawal from lands captured in the 1967 Middle East war, which Palestine wants to use for its own state.
Israel and Saudi Arabia share a common enemy both view as a serious and growing threat: the rulers in Iran.
The Saudi crown prince, who is midway through a tour in the USA, expressed similar concerns, stating that the American troop's presence is the last effort stopping Iran from continuing to expand.
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and his entourage have booked the entire Four Seasons Hotel for their stay in Los Angeles - every room for three nights.
The 32-year-old MBS said Israel has a right to its own land alongside Palestinians. But the supreme leader is trying to conquer the world.
Don't believe the ridiculous notion that the world's most oppressive region has turned the corner towards peace. "He is the Hitler of the Middle East", he added.
"First in the triangle we have the Iranian regime that wants to spread their extremist Shiite ideology". But now you have the leader of Saudi Arabia making the case even more strongly against Iran than the Israeli Prime Minister.
The crown prince also said that while the ultra-conservative country has "religious concerns" about the holy mosque in Jerusalem and the rights of Palestinians, it has no objection "against any other people".
They bet instead on a young generation of Saudis hungry for change and a Saudi public fed up with corruption and government bureaucracy.