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Window for Biden to broker Israeli-Saudi deal before election has shut -- sources

The window for the Biden administration to broker a normalization deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia before the November presidential election has closed, according to sources. The deal was always challenging due to Saudi Arabia's demand for a pathway to a future Palestinian state, which Israel rejected. The US had aimed to advance the deal alongside its defense pact with Saudi Arabia, but there is not enough time left in the congressional calendar for Senate hearings to approve the defense deal. A ceasefire in Gaza is also necessary before a deal can be reached. The Biden administration could still finalize a deal in the lame-duck period after the election, but that would introduce further political complexity.

Original article source: https://www.timesofisrael.com/window-for-biden-to-broker-israeli-saudi-deal-before-election-has-shut-sources/
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