The Saudi diplomatic gesture toward the Palestinians appears to have been the result of the Biden administration’s insistence. MBS further said that Palestine is not an issue of priority for Saudia Arabia.
Although it remains uncertain whether the Saudi step was coordinated with the Biden administration, the Benjamin Netanyahu government, or the Palestinian Authority, Riyadh has clearly opted to take a risky and quite ambitious diplomatic path considering the potential fallout at home and abroad.
The kingdom was likely hoping that the element of surprise would bring about certain political advantages in its fitful negotiations with the United States—the principal target of its serious conditions and demands to accept the grand bargain of normalization with Israel.
After all, the Saudi diplomatic gesture toward the Palestinians appears to have been, according to well-informed sources in Washington, the result of the Biden administration’s insistence more than any Saudi political factor, whether domestic, regional, or international in nature.
Saudi Arabia cannot simply normalize relations with Israel without offering a fig leaf like elevating its relations with the State of Palestine to the ambassadorial level.****
“In the last several decades the Palestinian leadership has missed one opportunity after the other and rejected all the peace proposals it was given.
It is about time the Palestinians take the proposals and agree to come to the negotiations table or shut up and stop complaining”
Muhammad bin Salman
Saudia crown Prince further said that they had other important issues to deal with.
Especially to curb Iranian influence on the Middle East.
Saudi’s always try to maintain peace in the middle east, during the 1967 Arab-Israel war, Saudia super headed a proposal called The Arab Peace Initiative, which resulted for the end of Arab-Israel conflict.