Saudi Israel

Saudi edges closer to recognising Israel, as all sides push each other for concessions

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Issue 1177 - 29 Sep 2023 | 10 minute read

A normalisation deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia appears to be closer than ever – even though most commentators had long assumed it could not happen while King Salman Bin Abdelaziz was alive. Riyadh seems intent on extracting far more concessions in any deal than the UAE or Bahrain managed with their Abraham Accords, but it remains to be seen if all sides will be able to find a workable compromise.

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