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Israel’s Netanyahu Urges Biden to ‘Reaffirm’ US-Saudi Ties

  • Relations have been strained recently in dispute over oil
  • Netanyahu gives rare interview to Saudi-backed Al Arabiya
Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu

Photographer: Oren Ben Hakoon/AFP/Getty Images

Benjamin Netanyahu, expected to become Israel’s prime minister, told a Saudi media organization that President Joe Biden should reaffirm the US’s relationship with Saudi Arabia. 

“I think that the alliance, the traditional alliance, with Saudi Arabia and other countries, has to be reaffirmed,” he said in an interview with Al Arabiya, which is backed by Saudi Arabia. “There should not be periodic swings or even wild swings in this relationship.”