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White House briefing Democrats on Saudi-Israel normalization

White House officials have been holding meetings with Democratic senators, seeking support for future deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

White House briefing Democrats on Saudi-Israel normalization

Egypt, Jordan, PA leaders discuss Israel-Saudi normalization

Possible normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia discussed in meeting between President Al-Sisi, King Abdullah II, and Abbas.

Egypt, Jordan, PA leaders discuss Israel-Saudi normalization

Minister Dermer to visit Washington, discuss Saudi Arabia deal

Netanyahu sending Strategic Affairs Minister to talks in Washington about Biden administration's push for a mega-deal with Saudi Arabia.

Minister Dermer to visit Washington, discuss Saudi Arabia deal

Lapid working to thwart agreement with Saudi Arabia

Lapid meets Democratic members of Congress visiting Israel. tells them the agreement endangers the security of Israel and the region.

Lapid working to thwart agreement with Saudi Arabia

'Normalization with Saudi Arabia just a matter of time'

According to Cohen, American, Saudi, and Israeli interests have become one.' He agrees with the assumption a deal would come in 9-12 months.

'Normalization with Saudi Arabia just a matter of time'

'We want significant steps on normalization'

TV report: Saudi Arabia conveyed to the US and Israel that it is interested in significant steps that would benefit all parties.

'We want significant steps on normalization'

'Israel is closer than ever to a deal with Saudi Arabia'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen says Israel is close to agreement with Saudis, but won't say whether it would agree to a construction freeze.

'Israel is closer than ever to a deal with Saudi Arabia'

'A deal may be on the way with Saudi Arabia'

President does not provide further details, but comments follow report that he gave green light to promote Saudi-Israeli normalization deal.

'A deal may be on the way with Saudi Arabia'

Biden adviser visits Saudi Arabia, discusses Israel

Sources: US President's adviser arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks on the administration's efforts to reach normalization with Israel.

Biden adviser visits Saudi Arabia, discusses Israel

Israeli envoy to join Saudi celebration in Paris

An Israeli envoy will join a Saudi event in Paris as a symbol of the desire for normalization between the countries.

Israeli envoy to join Saudi celebration in Paris

'Our position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unchanged'

Saudi Arabian official says issue of Palestinian Arab rights must be solved before normalization with Israel.

'Our position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unchanged'

'Normalization between Saudi Arabia and Israel would be grand'

US Ambassador to Israel at AJC Global Forum: Saudi-Israeli normalization isn't easy, but it's in the best interest of Israel and the US.

'Normalization between Saudi Arabia and Israel would be grand'

'Normalization is beneficial, but peace for PA is also needed'

Saudi Foreign Minister reiterates kingdom's position that normalization with Israel must also include solution to the conflict with the PA.

'Normalization is beneficial, but peace for PA is also needed'

Blinken meets Saudi Crown Prince

US official says the two discussed a full range of issues, including potential normalization of ties with Israel.

Blinken meets Saudi Crown Prince

State Department announces Blinken visit to Saudi Arabia

State Department says Secretary of State will discuss "US-Saudi strategic cooperation" during the June 6-8 trip.

State Department announces Blinken visit to Saudi Arabia

'Normalization with Saudis - a question not of if, but of when'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen on potential new Iran nuclear deal: An agreement signed by Iran is not worth the paper on which it is signed.

'Normalization with Saudis - a question not of if, but of when'

'We respect the US but Israel's policy will be determined by us'

MK Danon responds to report that Biden admin won't agree to mediate Israel-Saudi talks unless judicial reforms are dropped.

'We respect the US but Israel's policy will be determined by us'

Advanced contacts for direct flights from Israel to Saudi Arabia

Arabs from Israel will be able to fly to Mecca for the Hajj. Israel has contacted Jordanian and Bahraini airlines to operate the flights.

Advanced contacts for direct flights from Israel to Saudi Arabia

'We will assist in helping the Palestinians establish a state'

Amid reports of push for normalization with Israel, Saudi Crown Prince stresses importance of "Palestinian issue".

'We will assist in helping the Palestinians establish a state'

Biden pushing for Israel-Saudi deal by end of the year

Two US officials say the White House wants to make diplomatic push for Saudi-Israeli peace deal in the next six to seven months.

Biden pushing for Israel-Saudi deal by end of the year

'Normalization with Saudis is one of our central goals'

Tzachi Hanegbi welcomes US counterpart's comments on Saudi normalization: We hope there will be a breakthrough soon.

'Normalization with Saudis is one of our central goals'

'We are still working towards Israeli-Saudi normalization'

Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan: I spoke to Netanyahu this week. We will ensure Iran doesn't achieve a nuclear weapon.

'We are still working towards Israeli-Saudi normalization'

Netanyahu warns Saudi Arabia about Iran

In interview with CNBC, Netanyahu comments on Saudi Arabia-Iran agreement: Those who partner with Iran partner with misery.

Netanyahu warns Saudi Arabia about Iran

Saudi Arabia blocks Israeli delegation from attending UN event

A group of Israeli Muslims from Galilee invited to UN conference in Saudi village, but refused visas by the Saudis.

Saudi Arabia blocks Israeli delegation from attending UN event

'Saudi-Iran agreement began during previous government's term'

Senior Israeli official says Saudi Arabia recognized a weakness in the West, leading the way for its agreement with Iran.

'Saudi-Iran agreement began during previous government's term'

Saudi Arabia seeks US security pledges and nuclear help

Officials disclose to The Wall Street Journal what Saudi Arabia seeks in order to normalize ties with Israel.

Saudi Arabia seeks US security pledges and nuclear help

'We completely reject these racist and irresponsible statements'

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry condemns Smotrich's comments on Huwara: They reflect the violence practiced by the occupying Israeli entity.

'We completely reject these racist and irresponsible statements'

Israel, Saudi Arabia stepping up talks amid concerns over Iran

Sources say Israel’s new government has stepped up US-backed talks with Saudi Arabia in light of growing concerns about Iran.

Israel, Saudi Arabia stepping up talks amid concerns over Iran

Saudi Arabia blasts Israel over Jenin operation

Saudi foreign ministry denounces Israeli "storming" of Jenin that led to "the fall of a number of victims".

Saudi Arabia blasts Israel over Jenin operation

PA thanks Saudis for refusing to normalize ties with Israel

The statement comes after Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister said the kingdom will not normalize ties with Israel without a Palestinian state.

PA thanks Saudis for refusing to normalize ties with Israel

'A Palestinian state is a precondition for ties with Israel'

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister: True normalization and true stability will only come through giving the Palestinians a state.

'A Palestinian state is a precondition for ties with Israel'

'Israel should work seriously to resolve conflict with PA'

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister hopes Israel's government will see that resolving the conflict would be in its interest.

'Israel should work seriously to resolve conflict with PA'

'Peace with Saudi Arabia would end the Arab-Israeli conflict'

PM-designate tells Washington Examiner peace with the Saudis would lead to peace with other countries, but "it's up to the Saudis".

'Peace with Saudi Arabia would end the Arab-Israeli conflict'

Israeli triathlete competes in Saudi Arabia

Israeli triathlete Shachar Sagiv takes part in Super League Triathlon.

Israeli triathlete competes in Saudi Arabia

Israeli bank chief hails 'amazing' opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Chairman of Israel’s Bank Leumi makes historic appearance at Saudi investor forum.

Israeli bank chief hails 'amazing' opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Chairman of Israeli bank to speak at Saudi conference

Chairman of Bank Leumi to speak at Saudi Arabia's flagship investment conference on Thursday, organizers say.

Chairman of Israeli bank to speak at Saudi conference

'Lapid's statement on two states is positive'

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister welcomes Lapid’s support for two-state solution, but says it must be translated into actions.

'Lapid's statement on two states is positive'

B’nai Brith Canada welcomes Saudi decision to open airspace

B’nai Brith Canada notes the move is a major step toward full normalization of relations between the two countries.

B’nai Brith Canada welcomes Saudi decision to open airspace

Watch: Israeli news broadcast on Saudi soil

An Israeli reporter says he's been treated surprisingly well by his Saudi hosts.

Watch: Israeli news broadcast on Saudi soil

Saudi Arabia and Israel: Clouds on the new horizon

Saudi policy demands the creation of 'Palestine', yet 'Palestine' would be no friend of the Saudis. Op-ed.

Saudi Arabia and Israel: Clouds on the new horizon

Israeli airlines seek to fly to Saudi Arabia this week

El Al and Arkia ask Saudi Arabia to begin allowing Israeli flights over its airspace as early as this week.

Israeli airlines seek to fly to Saudi Arabia this week

Agreement reached with Saudis on Red Sea islands, airspace

Speaking from Jeddah, Biden announces two agreements with Saudi Arabia which are considered to be steps towards normalization with Israel.

Agreement reached with Saudis on Red Sea islands, airspace

Iran's relations with Saudi Arabia standing in the way of peace?

Talks between Iran and its Saudi neighbor in Baghdad may torpedo any notion of a defensive alliance with Israel.

Iran's relations with Saudi Arabia standing in the way of peace?

Mansour Abbas: I am against direct flights to Saudi Arabia

Ra'am chairman says in interview that direct flights from Israel to Saudi Arabia would harm relations with Jordan: Ra'am: He was misquoted.

Mansour Abbas: I am against direct flights to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to open airspace to all carriers

No specific mention of Israel, but Saudi Arabia’s aviation authority announces the Kingdom's airspace will be opened for all air carriers.

Saudi Arabia to open airspace to all carriers

'Steps toward Saudi-Israel normalization expected'

Officials tell Axios steps toward normalizing relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel will be announced after Biden's Saudi Arabia visit.

'Steps toward Saudi-Israel normalization expected'

Saudi Arabia to allow Israeli flights to use its airspace

Saudis also expected to allow Muslims to take charter flights directly from Israel to Saudi Arabia to participate in the Hajj.

Saudi Arabia to allow Israeli flights to use its airspace

'Iran planning to provide Russia with UAVs to use in Ukraine'

Jake Sullivan says President will work to promote Israel-Saudi relations but "normalization will be a long process."

'Iran planning to provide Russia with UAVs to use in Ukraine'

Saudi Arabia gets it right

Saudi Arabia tells Biden and UN: No State between Israel and Jordan. Op-ed.

Saudi Arabia gets it right

Biden’s visit to Israel signals alliance 'remains rock-solid'

American Jewish org praises visit as paving the way for further normalization in the region.

Biden’s visit to Israel signals alliance 'remains rock-solid'

Senior Israeli official secretly visited Saudi Arabia

The visit comes amid a warming of ties between the countries and ahead of Biden's visit to the region.

Senior Israeli official secretly visited Saudi Arabia

Saudi journalist: 'Nobody is waiting for the Palestinians'

A prominent Saudi reporter doesn't believe Palestinian Arabs will play a significant role in his country's relationship with Israel.

Saudi journalist: 'Nobody is waiting for the Palestinians'

Saudi Arabia to invest in Israel through Kushner's fund

Jared Kushner’s new private-equity fund plans to invest millions of dollars of Saudi Arabia’s money in Israeli startups.

Saudi Arabia to invest in Israel through Kushner's fund

Saudi Crown Prince: We see Israel as a possible ally

Prince Mohammed bin Salman tells Atlantic Magazine: We do not want to see a weak nuclear deal with Iran.

Saudi Crown Prince: We see Israel as a possible ally

Saudi Arabia temporarily closes airspace to Israeli flights

Saudi Arabia closes its airspace to Israeli flights for several hours for unknown reasons.

Saudi Arabia temporarily closes airspace to Israeli flights

Saudi Arabia voices support for normalization with Israel

Saudi Foreign Minister says Israel's 'normalization in the region would be beneficial' so long as Palestinian Arabs get independent state.

Saudi Arabia voices support for normalization with Israel

'Normalization with Israel would be a tremendous benefit'

Saudi Foreign Minister says normalization with Israel would depend on progress in Israeli-PA peace process.

'Normalization with Israel would be a tremendous benefit'

'Many people in Saudi Arabia want to normalize ties with Israel'

Former Secretary of State expresses hope that Saudi Arabia will join the Abraham Accords.

'Many people in Saudi Arabia want to normalize ties with Israel'

Report: Israeli, Saudi officials discussed Biden policy on Iran

Saudi Arabia, like Israel, is troubled by the Biden Administration's position on the Iran nuclear deal.

Report: Israeli, Saudi officials discussed Biden policy on Iran

Could Saudi Arabia Need Israel More than Vice Versa?

Both countries have strengths that the other can use in a regional alliance against Iran, but Israel has a stronger hand than some think.

Could Saudi Arabia Need Israel More than Vice Versa?