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Biden Left Awaiting Benefits After Fist Bump in Saudi Arabia

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Biden Left Awaiting Benefits After Landmark Trip to Saudi Arabia
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In the balmy backyard of the Israeli president’s residence this week, President Joe Biden was reminded of “a great enthusiasm” for the Jewish state when he first came as a US senator 50 years ago.

The next day, at his first meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, no one would believe Biden was enthusiastic.