Ahead of Biden talks, Likud MKs tell Netanyahu no concessions to Saudis

(L) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 19, 2023. (Saudi Press Agency via AP); (C) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem (Alex Kolomoisky/Pool/Flash90); (L) US President Joe Biden on November 2, 2022 in Washington, DC (Michael A. McCoy / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)
(L) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 19, 2023. (Saudi Press Agency via AP); (C) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem (Alex Kolomoisky/Pool/Flash90); (L) US President Joe Biden on November 2, 2022 in Washington, DC (Michael A. McCoy / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Twelve Likud MKs publish an open letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning him against making concessions to Saudi Arabia in US-brokered normalization talks.

The letter is sent two hours before Netanyahu is set to meet US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

“We will agree to peace only in exchange for peace,” the letter says amid reports that Riyadh is demanding major concessions to the Palestinians.

The letter says there can be  “no concessions on the homeland.”

“We give you our backing to present a strong position ahead of your meeting with the US president and world leaders that Israel stands by its rights irrespective of attempts to make peace with Arab nations,” the letter says.

Among the signatories are Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Yuli Edelstein and former ambassador to the UN Danny Danon.

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