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Biden leaves Saudi Arabia, wrapping up first Middle East trip as president

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

US President Joe Biden boards Air Force One before departing from King Abdulaziz International Airport, wrapping up his first Middle East tour as president, in the Saudi Arabia city of Jeddah, July 16, 2022, (Mandel Ngan/AFP)
US President Joe Biden boards Air Force One before departing from King Abdulaziz International Airport, wrapping up his first Middle East tour as president, in the Saudi Arabia city of Jeddah, July 16, 2022, (Mandel Ngan/AFP)

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — US President Joe Biden is wheels up from Jeddah en route to Washington after wrapping up a four day Middle East tour in Israel, the West Bank and Saudi Arabia.

Biden is seen off at the coastal city airport by Prince Khaled al-Faisal, the governor of Mecca province.

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