Netanyahu on Peace with Saudi Arabia

Netanyahu: "There is an infrastructure for Saudi-Israeli peace; politics is blocking it"

Prime Minister Netanyahu met members of Congress who are visiting Israel and referred to contacts with the US and Saudi Arabia: "In Saudi-Israeli peace there is an element of physical infrastructure that already exists, but politics is blocking it"

(Photo: Haim Tzach/Government Press Office)

During a meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with a delegation of Democratic members of Congress on behalf of the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC. Netanyahu addressed the possibility of an agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

"The peace with Gulf states, which was formed based on the Iranian threat on one hand and the technological and business cooperation between us on the other, has exploded. It's an economic peace. Billions are already flowing in both directions with joint ventures, tourism, and relations between people and economies. This is an exciting opportunity for peace."

"If we achieve this with Saudi Arabia, and our governments are currently working on it, it will be a quantum leap. Saudi-Israeli peace has an element of physical infrastructure that already exists, but politics is blocking it."

Netanyahu: "We will do everything we can"

In the meeting, Netanyahu met today (Monday) with a delegation of democratic members of Congress on behalf of AIPAC, led by the leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives Hakeem Jeffries and AIPAC President Michael Tuchin, at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem.

(Photo: Haim Tzach/Government Press Office)

Further from Prime Minister Netanyahu's words to the delegation members: "The most important thing is to create a credible military threat against Iran, and the second thing is to leverage it if all else fails. We do not want a world where Iran can threaten New York, Washington, Los Angeles, or any place in between with nuclear weapons."

"We certainly do not want a world where they can annihilate Israel, which they call the 'one-bomb state,' a vile statement in itself but it explains where Iran stands. We will do everything we can, with such an agreement or without it, to defend ourselves."

(Photo: Haim Tzach/Government Press Office)

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