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‘Biggest barrier' to Saudi-Israeli normalization is the two-state solution, says ex-CIA director

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A former CIA director has stated that a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict is currently difficult to achieve. According to him, it is also the primary obstacle to normalizing relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has consistently refused to recognize Israel as a state, insisting on the recognition of an independent Palestinian state before establishing diplomatic relations. Efforts to reach a diplomatic agreement between the two countries have been impacted by recent conflicts and violence in the region. Despite international support for the two-state solution, some key figures, like the Israeli Prime Minister, oppose it, citing concerns about security and the potential influence of extremist groups. Despite the challenges, achieving a resolution remains a top priority for the United States.