Washington could also sweeten any deal by designating Saudi Arabia a Major Non-NATO Ally, a status already given to Israel, the US source said.
Regional sources say that Saudi Arabia will proceed with normalizing relations with Israel regardless of Palestinian opposition.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict seems to loom over the negotiations for a Saudi-Israeli normalization deal.
Haim Katz is the first Israeli minister to publicly attend a global conference in Saudi Arabia, which does not have diplomatic ties with Israel.
The INSS argues that while Saudi Arabia is requesting a defense pact from the US as part of recent talks, Israel should ask for one as well.
The Israel Policy Forum letter ignores how Saudi normalization will benefit the US and Israel and upset Iran, China, and Russia. That's more important than indulging the Palestinians again.
Readers of The Jerusalem Post have their say.
Any deal with the Saudis would not hinder the judicial reform protests that have been ongoing for the past few months, the poll also found.
Saudi Arabia’s economic interests come before partnerships and strategic alliances with major powers, especially the US, given the recent circumstances in their relationship.
The vision of a new Middle East that Netanyahu touted during his UNGA speech will have to overcome numerous hurdles, both from within Israel and on the global stage.