Riyadh says move comes at request of Abu Dhabi; statement followed by Netanyahu announcement that Israelis will be able to fly directly to Emirates; El Al plane this week flew through Saudi airspace from Tel Aviv to to Abu Dhabi. Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that it will allow flights “from all countries” to cross its skies to reach the United Arab Emirates, after Israel’s flag carrier El Al used it twice to fly directly to the UAE and back.

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