Biden to ‘integrate Israel into the Middle East’ on visit, Israeli PM says

Biden’s upcoming visit to Israel and Saudi Arabia next month could potentially help improve the relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia, which do not have official diplomatic ties.

By Reuters, Team MEB

U.S President Joe Biden will help Israel strengthen its regional ties and take its alliance with Washington to new heights on his Middle East trip next month, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office said on Tuesday.

The visit will help “integrate Israel into the Middle East,” Bennett’s office said in a statement.

Biden will meet Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett from July 13 to July 14, before traveling to Saudi Arabia.

Israel thanked Biden for his efforts to strenghten its shared interests with Saudi Arabia, a country that has supported regional normalisation with Israel but which has stopped short of formally recognising Israel itself.