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US, Israeli officials:

'Saudi normalization not realistic until after US election'

American and Israeli officials familiar tell Ynet that normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia is not a realistic possibility until after the US presidential elections in November.

'Saudi normalization not realistic until after US election'

Report:

US, Saudi Arabia closing in on mutual defense deal

US and Saudi officials told WSJ that the deal is close to being finalized, but US approval may depend on it being tied to Israel-Saudi normalization, for which Saudis demand Israeli commitment to a Palestinian state.

US, Saudi Arabia closing in on mutual defense deal

US official:

'Deal between US and Saudi Arabia is pretty much there'

Senior US official says the US and Saudi Arabia have a “near final set” of bilateral agreements in place, but a broader deal with Israel is not close yet.

'Deal between US and Saudi Arabia is pretty much there'

Report

Saudis warned Israel: Rafah op will harm chances of normalization

A source in the Saudi royal family said that Israel must make sacrifices for peace to create a regional alliance with the Arab nations and that there will be no normalization without a Palestinian state.

Saudis warned Israel: Rafah op will harm chances of normalization

Blinken:

Hamas has to decide quickly on 'very generous' deal

US Secretary of State says a lot of progress has been made towards normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia, presses for hostage deal at World Economic Forum in Riyadh

Hamas has to decide quickly on 'very generous' deal

Report:

US pressing Netanyahu to accept PA state for normalization

According to the report in return for recognizing Israel, the White House is offering the Saudis a more formal defense relationship with Washington, assistance in acquiring civil nuclear power, and a renewed push for a Palestinian state.

US pressing Netanyahu to accept PA state for normalization

Report:

Indonesia on path to normalizing relations with Israel

World's largest Muslim country reportedly ready to normalize relations with world's only Jewish State in order to join the OECD.

Indonesia on path to normalizing relations with Israel

Report:

Despite Gaza war, talks on normalization with Saudi Arabia

During an upcoming trip to the US, Min. Ron Dermer will meet Saudi Arabia's US ambassador, discuss potential normalization deal, report says. Dermer's office has denied the report.

Despite Gaza war, talks on normalization with Saudi Arabia

Ex-Foreign Minister:

'Give up on normalization if price is a PA state'

Former Foreign Minister and current Energy Minister Eli Cohen tells Arutz Sheva Israel must disagree with US even while being grateful for American support, Palestinian state cannot be created after October 7.

'Give up on normalization if price is a PA state'

Blinken:

'An extraordinary opportunity for normalization'

US Secretary of State: Virtually every Arab country now genuinely wants to integrate Israel into the region to normalize relations.

'An extraordinary opportunity for normalization'

Saudi Arabia clarifies:

'No normalization without Palestinian state'

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry clarifies its position after White House says that Saudi Arabia and Israel are willing to continue to have normalization discussions.

'No normalization without Palestinian state'

Report:

Saudis could make concessions on Palestinian state

Saudi officials reportedly told US counterparts they would not insist that Israel take concrete steps to create a Palestinian state as part of normalization pact.

Saudis could make concessions on Palestinian state

Saudi normalization deal in exchange for end of war?

New proposal for prisoner swap offers promise of Israel-Saudi Arabia normalization - if Israel agrees not to dismantle Hamas.

Saudi normalization deal in exchange for end of war?

Report:

Proposed deal: Palestinian state, normalization

Arab officials to propose a ceasefire and hostage release deal in which Israel will agree to 'irreversible steps' toward the foundation of a Palestinian state.

Proposed deal: Palestinian state, normalization

Saudi diplomat:

'We're still interested in normalization after war'

Saudi ambassador to the UK says a deal to normalize kingdom's relations with Israel was close, but put on hold after October 7, normalization cannot come at expense of Palestinian Arabs.

'We're still interested in normalization after war'

White House:

'Saudi Arabia still interested in normalization with Israel'

White House spokesperson: Saudis interested in normalization with Israel, but all sides are currently focused on the situation in Gaza.

'Saudi Arabia still interested in normalization with Israel'

Sources:

Saudi Arabia puts talks with Israel on hold amid war

Saudi Arabia is putting US-backed plans to normalize ties with Israel on ice, according to two sources who spoke to Reuters.

Saudi Arabia puts talks with Israel on hold amid war

Jason Greenblatt:

Deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia on promising path

Trump's Special Representative for International Negotiations describes the changes that Saudi Arabia has undergone in recent years.

Deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia on promising path

Gallant responds to Ayatollah:

'Iran attempts to thwart normalization with idle threats'

Defense Minister responds to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's claim countries normalizing with Israel are 'betting on the wrong horse.'

'Iran attempts to thwart normalization with idle threats'

Israeli, Saudi officals fear:

US insistence on Palestinian issue can harm normalization

Sources say disagreements regarding the central issues on the agenda can be overcome, while the Palestinian issue can collapse the talks.

US insistence on Palestinian issue can harm normalization

US official:

'Framework in place for Israeli-Saudi deal but nothing is final'

US National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby says compromises will be required to reach Israeli-Saudi normalization deal.

'Framework in place for Israeli-Saudi deal but nothing is final'

Israeli Left attempts to thwart normalization with Saudi Arabia

What the Left proposes in its depths of  incredible treason and madness is irrelevant, and in reality, so are the Palestinian Arabs.Op-ed.

Israeli Left attempts to thwart normalization with Saudi Arabia

Blinken:

'Israeli-Saudi normalization would be transformative'

Secretary of State highlights profound impact an Israeli-Saudi deal would have, but acknowledges that "achieving it is not easy".

'Israeli-Saudi normalization would be transformative'

Poll:

Israelis favor Saudi deal, even at a cost of concessions to PA

Most respondents believe Lapid and Gantz should not join the government if Ben Gvir and Smotrich leave.

Israelis favor Saudi deal, even at a cost of concessions to PA

Report:

Netanyahu considering agreeing to Saudi uranium enrichment

The Israeli PM may agree to the Saudi demand for a US-run uranium enrichment program in exchange for Israeli-Saudi normalization.

Netanyahu considering agreeing to Saudi uranium enrichment

Report:

US, Saudi officials discussing defense treaty

New York Times report: Mutual defense treaty a central component in efforts to get Saudi Arabia to normalize relations with Israel.

US, Saudi officials discussing defense treaty

Blinken:

'Palestinian issue will be part of Saudi normalization deal'

Secretary of State: Saudis told US that solving the Palestinian Arab issue is an important part of any normalization deal with Israel.

'Palestinian issue will be part of Saudi normalization deal'

Amid normalization talks:

Israeli delegation visits Saudi Arabia for UNESCO conference

Israeli delegation arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend UNESCO conference on world heritage sites.

Israeli delegation visits Saudi Arabia for UNESCO conference

US official:

'Still much work to do on Israeli-Saudi normalization'

White House national security adviser says many elements of normalization are on the table but there is still much work to do.

'Still much work to do on Israeli-Saudi normalization'

Israel-Saudi normalization:

US official to meet with Palestinian delegation

WH Coordinator for the Middle East will discuss the PA's demands in return for Israel-Saudi normalization.

US official to meet with Palestinian delegation

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

Foreign Minister Cohen to INN:

'We will not allow anyone to open a consulate for the PA'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen says the government would not advance a normalization deal with Saudi Arabia that would harm Israeli security.

'We will not allow anyone to open a consulate for the PA'

Report:

US, Saudis agree on broad outiline for deal with Israel

Crown Prince bin Salman told advisors that he was in no rush to come to such an agreement, especially with the current Israeli government.

US, Saudis agree on broad outiline for deal with Israel

Saudi Arabia to US and Israel:

'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'

US admin source reveals:

Deal with Saudi Arabia - Israel to relinquish land control to PA

According to the offer, Israel would recognize Palestinian state and transfer control over land in Judea and Samaria.

Deal with Saudi Arabia - Israel to relinquish land control to PA

Omani Foreign Minister:

'Israel ties won't be at the expense of the Palestinians'

Omani Foreign Minister stresses a Palestinian state would be a prerequisite for Oman to establish full ties with Israel.

'Israel ties won't be at the expense of the Palestinians'

Seven years later:

Iran to reopen diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia

Iran to reopen embassy and consulate general in Saudi Arabia in wake of normalization deal signed in March.

Iran to reopen diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia

Secretary of State Blinken:

'We will discuss normalization during Saudi Arabia trip'

Secretary Blinken told AIPAC: 'The US has a real national security interest in promoting normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia'

'We will discuss normalization during Saudi Arabia trip'

Op-Ed:

The next step after diplomatic relations with the Saudis

The path to normalization involves a resolution of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs, but not necessarily a state.Op-ed.

The next step after diplomatic relations with the Saudis

What would real normalization look like?

Just four simple suggestions. Will the PA and the rest of the Arab world consider them? Op-ed.

What would real normalization look like?

Following normalization deal:

Saudi delegation arrives in Iran

Saudi delegation arrives in Tehran to discuss reopening its diplomatic missions in the Islamic Republic.

Saudi delegation arrives in Iran

Report:

Oman to discuss lifting boycott on Israel

The kingdom's religious council will discuss whether to change the clause which prohibits contact with Israeli bodies and individuals.

Oman to discuss lifting boycott on Israel

Report:

Netanyahu promised Saudis to refrain from annexation

Since his victory in the last elections, designated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been in under-the-radar contact with Riyad.

Netanyahu promised Saudis to refrain from annexation

ZOA to US government:

'Facilitate Israeli-Saudi Peace and normalization'

After designated PM Netanyahu expressed hope to work towards normalization with Saudi Arabia the ZOA is demanding the US step in to help.

'Facilitate Israeli-Saudi Peace and normalization'

Report:

Biden working on 'road map' for Saudi-Israel normalization

Officials say White House has been working on a “road map for normalization” between Israel and Saudi Arabia ahead of Biden visit.

Biden working on 'road map' for Saudi-Israel normalization

Iraq approves:

Death penalty for normalization with Israel

Iraqi lawmakers pass bill criminalizing normalization of ties and any relations, including business ties, with Israel.

Death penalty for normalization with Israel

Report:

US negotiating deal among Saudis, Israelis and Egyptians

Biden administration quietly mediating deal that could be a first step on the road to normalization between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

US negotiating deal among Saudis, Israelis and Egyptians

'Normalization with Saudi Arabia a matter of time'

Rabbi Steven Burg, CEO of Aish Global, tells i24NEWS: Saudis are fascinated by what is happening in Israel.

'Normalization with Saudi Arabia a matter of time'

Iraqi bill: Death penalty for normalization with Israel

Iraqi parliament discussing a bill banning normalization of ties with Israel, with the punishment being death penalty or life imprisonment.

Iraqi bill: Death penalty for normalization with Israel

Report: Israel, Indonesia in normalization talks

Foreign Ministry official says contacts underway to achieve normalization agreement with worlds most populous Muslim country.

Report: Israel, Indonesia in normalization talks

Researcher: Economic bridges will bring regional cooperation

In his new book, Eyal Hashkes writes about building economic ties between Israel and Arab nations as a way to advance normalization.

Researcher: Economic bridges will bring regional cooperation

Israel and Morocco celebrate one year of normalization

Morocco's Ambassador to US and Israel's Ambassador to US mark one-year anniversary of Israel-Morocco normalization agreement.

Israel and Morocco celebrate one year of normalization

Saudi FM: Palestinian state a prerequisite for normalization

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister reiterates Kingdom's position linking Palestinian state with normalization of ties with Israel.

Saudi FM: Palestinian state a prerequisite for normalization

UAE ambassador set to attend J Street conference

The ambassador will discuss the recent normalization brought forward via the Abraham Accords.

UAE ambassador set to attend J Street conference

Sudan abolishes Israel boycott law

Repeal of law banning any dealings with Israel and Israelis paves way for full normalization between the countries.

Sudan abolishes Israel boycott law

Arab billionaire: Family unity before business

Entrepreneur Mohamed Alabbar says normalization with Israel is about more than business. 'Can we meet each other first?'

Arab billionaire: Family unity before business

Israel and Bhutan normalize ties

Sides sign joint work plan in water management, agriculture, health, and more.

Israel and Bhutan normalize ties

Islamic scholars condemn Morocco-Israel deal

International Union for Muslim Scholars: Deal 'contradicts with the Moroccan people’s support for the Palestinian people.'

Islamic scholars condemn Morocco-Israel deal

Report: Saudi Crown Prince delayed Israel deal because of Biden

Officials say Saudi Crown Prince pulled back from normalization with Israel in part because of US election results.

Report: Saudi Crown Prince delayed Israel deal because of Biden

Abbas advisor: 'Hypocrites and enemies of Islamic society'

'Hypocrites … and enemies of Islamic society': Abbas advisor on Arabs normalizing with Israel.

Abbas advisor: 'Hypocrites and enemies of Islamic society'