Channel 12 News hs reported that a normalization announcement between Israel and Saudi Arabia appears to be imminent.
According to Channel 12 News, Mossad director Yossi Cohen told confidants that Saudi Arabia will announce normalization immediately after the U.S. presidential election on November 3. But The Jerusalem Post reported that Cohen actually said that the timing of the announcement depends on the winner.
If Trump wins, Cohen allegedly said, the announcement could be made immediately. If Biden wins, the timeline for the agreement is murkier.
According to a study conducted by Zogby Research, 80 percent of Saudis would support normalization with Israel.
A poll conducted by Israel’s Mitvim Institute for Foreign Policy found that Israelis considered normalization with Saudi Arabia the most strategically important country with whom Israel should normalize relations.
The Gulf kingdom of Oman is also likely to announce normalization with the Jewish state, reported Channel 12 News.
Last month, Oman lauded the normalization agreements between the U.A.E., Bahrain, and Israel. In a public statement, the Omani government said the Abraham Accords “contribute to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East.”
Netanyahu visited Oman in 2018, which marked the first visit by an Israeli official in over 20 years.