Israeli-Saudi security forum to be announced during Biden visit: Media
Israeli media says that US President Joe Biden's upcoming visit to the Middle East next month will reveal steps to integrate "Israel" into the Middle East.
Israeli media revealed Tuesday that an Israeli-Saudi-Gulf security forum will be announced during US President Joe Biden's upcoming visit to the occupied Palestinian territories and Saudi Arabia next month.
KANN political affairs commentator, Gili Cohen, pointed out that there are advanced talks ahead of the establishment of an official forum to discuss joint regional "defense" for "Israel" and the Gulf states - including Saudi Arabia.
Cohen said that she heard from senior Israeli officials that the announcement of the formation of this security forum may be made during Biden's visit to the Middle East next month.
The political affairs commentator pointed out that sources in "Israel" considered that the forum would be a new opportunity to deal with the so-called "Iranian threat".
Surprise should be expected during Biden's visit
On his part, Israeli Channel 13 foreign affairs correspondent, Gil Tamary, said that a surprise should be expected during Biden's visit to the Middle East.
Tamary noted that the Israeli occupation Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's office made huge hints on Tuesday evening, while Bennett himself mentioned that some plans about integrating "Israel" into the Middle East will be revealed during the US President's visit.
Price: US coordinating with partners in "Israel" and Gulf
In the same context, US Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price stressed Tuesday that his country's commitment to "Israel's" security is unshakable.
Price pointed out that the US is coordinating with its partners in "Israel", the Gulf, and the countries of the region to confront "the challenge" posed by Iran, which will be at the top of the discussions of Biden's visit to the Middle East.
It is noteworthy that the White House announced on Tuesday in a statement that US President Joe Biden will visit the Middle East from July 13 to 16 and will attend the Gulf Cooperation Council summit.
The statement indicated that Biden will start his Middle East trip with a visit to "Israel" where "he will meet with Israeli leaders to discuss 'Israel’s' security, prosperity, and its increasing integration into the greater region."
Israeli media report about Israeli-Saudi relations
Recently, there has been much talk in the Israeli media about the development of Saudi-Israeli relations.
Israeli media revealed that the grounds were being prepared for a diplomatic event between the two sides with extraordinary economic and security dimensions.
According to Haaretz, Saudi Arabia agreed to directly invest in Israeli companies through a fund of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former US President Donald Trump. Riyadh also agreed on the visits of dozens of Israeli businessmen to the country to sign deals worth millions of dollars.
On its part, "Israel" Hayom reported about the Israeli-Saudi relations and secret visits of Israeli officials to Saudi Arabia over a decade, including visits by Israeli Security Minister Benny Gantz and heads of the Mossad, with the aim of security coordination, especially against Iran.
Simultaneously, Israeli occupation Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called for the normalization of relations with Saudi Arabia, attributing the matter to the Israeli interest.