The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Israel to Israelis: Enjoy Saudi Arabia

    In a sign of thawing relations, the Israeli government issued a decree Sunday allowing its citizens to visit the nearby kingdom for 90 days for business or for religious pilgrimages. It's the first time Israel has sanctioned such trips — though crossing the border will still require a reciprocal move from Riyadh. The change comes after President Trump invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival, Benny Gantz, to the White House to discuss Trump's long-awaited Mideast peace plan.

    Why so friendly? Despite the lack of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries, countering an increasingly belligerent Iran has brought them together.

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