The Israeli prime minister, Mossad chief, US secretary of state, and Saudi crown prince met privately on Sunday in Saudi Arabia; Netanyahu was reportedly only there for a few hours before returning home.
Accompanied by Israel’s Mossad Chief, Yossi Cohen, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia “under the radar” on Sunday evening to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), along with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Saudi Arabia is a major factor in the Trump administration’s desire to see more and more countries normalize their diplomatic ties with Israel.
The meeting took place in Neom, Saudi Arabia, which is located in the western portion of the kingdom along the Red Sea.
Some reports suggest that Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, denied that a “secret” meeting took place, and he insisted that the only officials present were American and Saudi. It’s also reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refrained from commenting in depth on the trip, but he did reveal that he was “working on broadening the circle of peace.”
The discussion that took place is believed to have not only concerned diplomatic ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, but also the ongoing threat from the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Iranian regime has made it their mission to threaten any and all who would consider normalizing ties with Israel. This can be seen in their choice of words to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) shortly after their recent decisions concerning the Jewish State.
Saudi Arabia has been anticipated by many as one of the next countries to publicize peace with Israel.