Gantz discusses hostage talks, Saudi normalization with top Biden aide Sullivan

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

War cabinet minister Benny Gantz says he spoke earlier in the night with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, who is slated to travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel at the end of this week and early next week.

On the call, Gantz emphasized “the imperative of increasing the international pressure on Hamas in addition to continuing the military pressure to secure an arrangement to return the hostages and remove the threat of Hamas,” he tweets.

He says the pair also discussed the US effort to broker a normalization deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia, expanding “the regional alliance of moderates” and the post-war management of Gaza.

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