US, Israel 'concerned' Bin Salman may be unable to advance normalisation

US and Israeli officials "have expressed concern" that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman "may have less leeway to pursue the gradual warming of relations between Israel and its Arab neighbours", following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, reported the Washington Post. According to the paper, US President Donald Trump's chief Mideast envoy, son-in-law Jared Kushner, "has discussed with diplomats and others how the crown prince's position might affect US plans". The Post observed how "Israeli officials have become more vocal about separating the killing from the kingdom's strategic value." "What happened in the Istanbul consulate was horrendous and it should be duly dealt with," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday. Read: Netanyahu asked US to stand by MBS … Continue reading US, Israel 'concerned' Bin Salman may be unable to advance normalisation