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Biden’s visit has an interesting wrinkle. He’ll be flying to Saudi Arabia directly from Israel

WASHINGTON EXAMINER Reality bites Biden Jonathan Schanzer June 23, 2022 …Meanwhile, the Saudis and Israelis recently engaged in a diplomatic agreement that signaled mutual recognition. Egypt sought to hand control of two Red Sea islands — Tiran and Sanafir — … Continue reading

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US-Saudi decades long alliance at risk over disagreements regarding oil production levels, security concerns and the invasion of Ukraine

WALL STREET JOURNAL How U.S.-Saudi Relations Reached the Breaking Point Stephen Kalin, Summer Said and David S. Cloud April 19, 2022 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, wearing shorts at his seaside palace, sought a relaxed tone for his first meeting … Continue reading

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Saudi state television described those executed as having “followed the footsteps of Satan” in carrying out their crimes

ASSOCIATED PRESS Saudi Arabia puts 81 to death in its largest mass execution Jon Gambrell March 12, 2022 Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed 81 people convicted of crimes ranging from killings to belonging to militant groups, the largest known mass … Continue reading

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“The kingdom is open for business and tourists, in the context of rapid social change, which has some conservative Saudis anxious changes are coming too fast”

AL-MONITOR Saudi couples flock to beach as kingdom deals with fast pace of social change by Hussein Nagah November 1, 2021 News reports over the last week cast doubts and sent contradicting signs about the new policies of openness in … Continue reading

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Tom Friedman “misses the most important aspect of the accords, which is the end of the Palestinian veto over peace between Israel and the Muslim world”

JNS The two Tom Friedmans by Mitchell Bard March 17, 2021 …Analyst Friedman correctly observes that the establishment of relations between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan “could be game-changing.” He even gives credit to former President Donald … Continue reading

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“Empowering Iran will come at the expense of not only Saudi Arabia – but at the expense of Iraqis, Lebanese, Syrians and Yemenis”

THE INDEPENDENT The whole of the Middle East will pay the price for Biden’s Iran appeasement policy by Mohammed Khalid Alyahya March 13, 2021 Since the Biden administration’s decision to reverse the designation of Yemen’s Houthi militia as a foreign … Continue reading

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“According to Fortune, other OPEC ministers largely went along with the Saudi gamble on price increases”

BREITBART Saudi Energy Minister Declares End of American Energy Revolution: ‘Drill, Baby, Drill Is Gone Forever’ by John Hayward March 5, 2021 Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, crowed at Thursday’s OPEC meeting that the American energy revolution … Continue reading

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“Beyond condemning the House of Saud for its role in the Khashoggi affair, Washington’s broader approach to the Kingdom needs to be carefully calibrated to reflect a number of new realities”

THE NATIONAL INTEREST Joe Biden’s Pressure On Saudi Arabia Has High Stakes by Ilan Berman March 1, 2021 Last week, the White House decided to publicly release a long-suppressed intelligence report pinning the blame on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown … Continue reading

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“US President Joe Biden speaks to Saudi King Salman ahead of the release of the declassified US intelligence report on the killing and dismemberment of the US-based journalist”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS) Ties with Saudis at stake as US releases findings on Khashoggi killing by AP and ILH staff February 26, 2021 The United States has pledged to tell the world its conclusions on what role … Continue reading

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What a difference a month makes: Biden Press Sec Jen Psaki Refuses to Say Israel Is An Ally

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