Biden, Netanyahu pledge to work toward Israeli-Saudi normalization

by ian

In the midst of the U.N. General Assembly this week, President Joe Biden had a chance to sit down with Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, marking the first discussion between the two since Netanyahu returned to power in December.

During their conversation, Biden pressed his counterpart to find a compromise on  Netanyahu’s controversial judicial overhaul plan and also repeated his support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Meanwhile, Netanyahu pledged to work with Biden to forge a peace deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

This comes as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recently told Fox News the two countries are getting closer to normalizing relations.