Antony Blinken tells AIPAC Israel-Saudi ties are a priority while 2-state solution 'can feel remote'

 


WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Biden administration is fully invested in Israel-Saudi normalization, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC on Monday. He also said he does not see a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian peace happening anytime soon.

“The United States has a real national security interest in promoting normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia,” Blinken said Monday to applause at a policy summit of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

He said it was critical not to escalate the Israel-Palestinian conflict but also made it clear that the Bi...



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