Report: Saudi Arabia Working Toward Normalizing Ties With Israel

Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of Bahrain Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and other leaders pose for a family photo during the COP-27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Nov. 7. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir is reported to have met with American Jewish leaders several weeks ago, telling them that formal ties between his country and Israel are in the works, although the process will take time.

“The direction of Saudi-Israeli relations is normalization, but it will take more time and we must not put the cart before the horse,” Al-Jubeir was quoted as saying in an official document obtained by i24NEWS.

“Israel and other Gulf states have been gradually normalizing for years. The process must be allowed to mature.”

The report also mentioned that in the document listing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s conditions to the White House for Saudi Arabia to move forward, the Palestinian Authority and the Israel-Palestinian conflict were not mentioned.

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