Israel’s Netanyahu met with Saudi Crown Prince, Haaretz reports

by BLOOMBERG

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (picture) secretly flew to Saudi Arabia to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Haaretz newspaper and other Israeli media reported, citing unidentified people in Israel.

A Gulfstream IV-SP took off from Tel Aviv to Neom Bay Airport, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 22 around 7:30 p.m., and landed about an hour later. It then took off for Tel Aviv about three hours later, according to FlightRadar24, which tracks flights.

Netanyahu was accompanied on the trip by Yossi Cohen, the head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, public broadcaster Kan News reported.

An Israeli government spokeswoman declined to comment. There was no immediate comment from the Saudi government.