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Zev Chafets

Netanyahu and MBS Have Good Reason to Meet

The Israeli Prime Minister and Saudi Crown Prince have been inching closer together. With Joe Biden’s election, they have an urgent mission.

Not ready to go public. 

Not ready to go public. 

Saudi Press Agency

Why hold a historic meeting with potentially major geopolitical consequences and then deny it?

On Sunday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly flew in a privately owned plane to Neom, a futuristic city in progress on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. He was (again, reportedly) accompanied by the head of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, and at least two other senior defense advisors.