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‘You can’t turn a battleship around overnight’: Jared Kushner downplays Saudi silence on Israel-UAE deal – CNBC

Saudi Arabia, a key player when it comes to regional policy toward Israel, has remained eerily quiet on news of Israel’s accord with the United Arab Emirates.

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A deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalize diplomatic ties should be celebrated as a “historic step,” despite the lack of support from Saudi Arabia, according to White House senior advisor and U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Under the accord announced Thursday, which the U.S. helped to broker, Israel agreed to suspend plans to annex some areas of the occupied West Bank. It also shores up opposition against Iran, a regional power in the Middle East wh…

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