Shortly after Blinken’s visit, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant is scheduled to fly to the United States for meetings in Washington DC on the normalization process with Riyadh.
Mauritania and Israel had diplomatic relations from 1999-2010.
Blinken's trip will include a visit to Ramallah in the Palestinian Authority.
The Saudis are not pressuring Israel to make hefty concessions to the Palestinian Authority.
The Saudi want peace with Israel and a defense treaty with the US, that's all they care about.
For Netanyahu, a peace agreement with Saudi Arabia would be a game changer.
Saudi aid to the Palestinian Authority dropped from $174 million a year in 2019 to zero in 2021.
There is no reason to think the Saudis want anything less as a condition for normalization, in addition to US security guarantees and nuclear technology.
Riyadh reportedly asked Washington to freeze negotiations over the Netanyahu government's stance on concessions to the Palestinian Authority.
The Trump administration actively supported the expansion of the Abraham Accords, Biden has no such goodwill in store for Netanyahu.
he top U.S. diplomat said that for Riyadh, too, progress on the "Palestinian" issue was necessary for the normalization process to move forward.
The Trump administration reportedly assured the UAE that the U.S. would not recognize Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria until 2024 at the earliest.
The development comes amid a U.S.-led effort to persuade Riyadh to join the Abraham Accords.
Every time Tom Friedman writes a column, an angel gets his tricycle.
Some within the PA believe they will lose out from a Saudi normalization.
Cohen was welcomed in Manama on Sunday night by his Bahraini counterpart Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani.
Eli Cohen will inaugurate the permanent home of the Israeli embassy in Manama.
The visit reciprocates Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana’s visit to Morocco in June.
The kingdom contributed billions to Palestinian Authority Arab causes until cutting off funding over corruption.
Israelis would soon face a new concept: “The Victims of Peace.”
The Israelis spent the night in a hotel in Saudi Arabia.
Air Seychelles flight HM22/SEY022 to Tel Aviv made an emergency landing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The U.S. secretary of state said Saudi Arabia will need to show Muslims it extracted major achievements for the "Palestinians" in any normalization deal.
Jake Sullivan has traveled to Riyadh numerous times over the last six months in a bid to broker an agreement.
The Prime Minister’s Office clarified that Israel has not agreed to any of its neighboring countries having a nuclear program, without distinguishing between military and civilian programs.
The timing was not accidental when Saudi Arabia announced its ambassador to Jordan will also take on the roles of ambassador to the Palestinian Authority and consul general in eastern Jerusalem.
Israeli concessions do not a Palestinian State make.
Eli Cohen predicted that Netanyahu and the Saudi crown prince would make history together.
Said Boukioud was jailed for Facebook posts denouncing the Abraham Accords “in a way that could be interpreted as criticism of the king."
David Barnea met with the U.S. national security advisor at the White House ahead of his trip to Jeddah.