US trying to broker Israel-Saudi Arabia deal that Netanyahu seeks by early 2024

Posted on AllSides September 21st, 2023
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President Joe Biden’s administration is trying to finalize a “complicated” agreement to establish diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel and shore up U.S. security ties with the Gulf Arab state as a hedge against China's encroachment in the Middle East.

“It’s complicated, and to land all of these different pieces, it takes a tremendous amount of work,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday during an MSNBC broadcast. “We’re in the middle of it. It’s still a challenge.”

That agreement offers the hope of a watershed change in Israel’s relations with the Arab world, with the added potential to enhance security...

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