Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photo: AFP
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photo: AFP
Diplomacy

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s historic secret meeting with Saudi crown prince caps Pompeo’s Middle East trip

  • If confirmed, it would be the first publicly acknowledged trip by an Israeli leader to ultraconservative Saudi Arabia
  • The Trump administration, motivated by concerns about Iran, has urged Gulf states to establish formal relations with Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photo: AFP
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photo: AFP
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