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Netanyahu: We seek to normalize relations with Saudi Arabia as a step to end Arab-Israeli conflict

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that “Israel” seeks to normalize relations and peace with Saudi Arabia, and sees this as a major step towards ending the Arab-Israeli conflict.

“The agreement with Saudi Arabia could have great historical consequences for Israel, the Kingdom, the region, and the entire world,” Netanyahu said, during a meeting with US Senator Lindsey Graham.

For his part, Lindsey Graham said, “He told Saudi Arabia that he wants to improve relations, and it must be done in a way that reassures our friends in Israel.”

He added, “I told the crown prince that the best time to improve relations is now. President Biden is very interested in normalizing relations with Saudi Arabia, and in return, Saudi Arabia will recognize the only Jewish state, to the extent that I can help promote that as a Republican.”

Despite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s continuous talk about the imminent normalization of relations between his country and Saudi Arabia, Riyadh has previously confirmed repeatedly that this is conditional on resolving the conflict with the Palestinians, according to the determinants of the Arab Peace Initiative put forward by the late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, in 2002, which stipulated On the establishment of an internationally recognized Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, the return of refugees, and Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied Golan Heights, in exchange for recognition and normalization of relations between Arab countries and Israel.

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