11 Feb 2021

Israel and Saudi leaders still waiting for call from President Biden

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

While Israel’s prime minister is still waiting for a phone call from President Biden, so are the King and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was released from jail yesterday, in what may have been a token offering to Washington.

Her family thanked Mr Biden, who has placed human rights in the kingdom and ending the war in Yemen high on his foreign policy agenda.