BEIRUT (Opinion) -- The Arab Islamic American Summit held in Riyadh on May 20 and 21 was an extraordinarily surrealistic event, to say the least. Many factors made the event highly unusual, not the least of which was its timing. The summit was held just after the anniversary of Nakba Day, which marks the loss of Palestine in May
Iran’s absence at last month’s Arab Islamic American Summit — a massive gathering of Arab and Muslim countries — was more than coincidence. Host Saudi Arabia and its guest, the U.S., have long conspired against Iran, with the summit’s other attendees held hostage to their vision of the Middle East.