President Slated for Middle East Trip in July

Israel, West Bank, and Saudi Arabia are on the itinerary. 

President Joe Biden plans to travel to the Middle East next month, making stops in Israel, the West Bank, and then Saudi Arabia. The president’s itinerary places him in the region July 16, where he will meet with more than a dozen of his counterparts. The final leg of the trip, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, could shape the administration’s goals in the region for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023. 

The trip comes just a year after the president’s administration concluded that Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader ordered the brutal murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident. The highly anticipated visit to the oil-rich kingdom, and meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is expected to meet with mixed responses as the president ventures to address high gas prices and inflation at home while also honoring the administration’s promises to keep human rights at the center of its foreign policy doctrine. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would help the president strengthen alliances with Israel and other Middle East countries. 
  • For President Biden’s upcoming meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to be helpful and productive.
  • For the president and his advisors to seek God’s guidance as they develop foreign policy. 

Sources: Politico, Washington Examiner


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