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Israeli-Saudi normalization can happen soon, Lapid predicts

Israel can normalize ties with Saudi Arabia in the near future, outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid told the Knesset as he urged his successor Benjamin Netanyahu to follow on the groundwork his government had laid for such a deal.

“We started a dialogue with the Saudis to allow, in its first phase, for Israeli plans to fly over Saudi Arabia and to allow Israeli citizens direct flights to Mecca during the Haj,” Lapid said.

“We started a dialogue with the Saudis to allow, in its first phase, for Israeli plans to fly over Saudi Arabia and to allow Israeli citizens direct flights to Mecca during the Haj.”Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid

“We did more than that. We laid down the foundations for Saudi Arabia to fully join the Abraham Accords,” he explained.

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