Report: US Urging Saudis to Normalize Relations with Israel, Join Abrahamic Agreements

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Assessment: The 2017 Arab Peace Initiative stipulated that all Arab and Muslim states would normalize their relations with Israel only after the establishment of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders with eastern Jerusalem as its capital …

According to Barak Ravid’s report in Walla on Wednesday (ממשל ביידן דן עם סעודיה באפשרות לנורמליזציה עם ישראל והצטרפות להסכמי אברהם), the Biden administration is discussing with Saudi Arabia the possibility of normalization with Israel and joining the Abraham Accords. Ravid cites three American and Arab sources involved in the matter who claim that National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan raised the issue in a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on September 27 during his visit to the kingdom.

“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering …” Daniel 9:27

Ravid cited some senior Trump administration officials who said in closed-door talks that had Trump won a second term, they would have succeeded in getting Saudi Arabia to normalize relations with Israel in 6-12 months. According to Ravid, former Trump adviser Jared Kushner even met with Sullivan in January, a few days before Biden’s inauguration, and encouraged him to push Saudi Arabia to join the Abraham Accords.

Ravid’s sources said that in his conversation with Sullivan, Ben Salman did not reject outright the possibility of promoting normalization with Israel. The Saudis, however, stressed that such a move would take time and gave Sullivan a list of steps that would need to be taken ahead of such a move. Read More @ Jewish Press HERE

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