The Saudi government, outraged, went to the original Yediot Aharonot article and examined the pictures closely. Today it triumphantly announced that none of the students that showed up were Saudi:
Officials, immediately upon receiving the news of the visit acted quickly to check the visiting dignitaries in the picture shown by the Israeli newspaper which published the news.I'm just picturing a bunch of Saudi officials hunched over an Israeli newspaper with a magnifying glass, spending days carefully comparing the pictures there with those of hundreds or thousands of known Saudi students in America to ensure that no holy Saudi hands were dirtied by being shaken by an Israeli.
After careful scrutiny it was shown that there is no one who appeared in the newspaper picture that were Saudis, according to all the files of students studying the United States.
I wonder if they requested a copy of all the photos from the Israeli embassy to make sure that there weren't some pictures that Yediot didn't publish that might have shown otherwise.