The creation of a Palestinian state is a crucial factor for Saudi Arabia in considering normalization with Israel, according to journalist Jonathan Feiner. Feiner expressed concern over the potential obstacles that may arise in establishing two states, given the current administration in Israel and its policies. He also pointed out that the US government would need to perform actions that are highly unpopular with Congress to forge relations between the two nations.
Feiner criticized certain Israeli officials for their inflammatory comments and noted that their failure to address these remarks was an attempt to continue working with the Israeli government. He also criticized President Biden’s handling of the conflict, stating that his administration did not commit to making policy changes or addressing their appeals for a ceasefire. The US government agreed to issue a letter reiterating their support for the UN Relief and Works Agency after temporarily suspending funding due to UNRWA workers’ participation in violent acts.
The Biden administration has been under fire for its response to the war, and Feiner condemned his past comments about it, noting that they angered many U.S citizens. As for the conflict itself, participants at a meeting held by Biden revealed that the administration did not commit to making policy changes or addressing their appeals for a ceasefire. Despite this, some local leaders declined to meet with campaign staff members while others expressed their desire to speak directly with policymakers instead. However, despite White House opposition, a number of visits were arranged as Biden attempted to address these concerns.