Sat 23 Sep 2023 8:13 am - Jerusalem Time
Netanyahu: There is a rare opportunity to reach a peace agreement with Saudi Arabia
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that there is a rare opportunity within several months to reach an agreement to normalize relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and if we are not able to achieve this in the coming months, it is expected that these endeavors will be postponed to several subsequent years.
This came during a television interview with the American Fox News network, several hours after he delivered his speech from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly.
Netanyahu touched on the obstacles facing efforts to sign the Abraham Accord to normalize relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and stressed the possibility of overcoming them and reaching a historic turning point that creates a new Middle East and opens a new corridor between Asia and Europe.
He believed that achieving peace with Saudi Arabia, and starting to end the Arab-Israeli conflict, would lead to the end of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, calling on the Palestinians to benefit from the agreement.
He refused to reveal the concessions that Israel might be prepared to make on the Palestinian track in order to sign the agreement to normalize relations with Saudi Arabia. He was also quoted by the Arabic-language Makan channel.