What Biden did and didn't achieve while in the Middle East

President Biden and MBS.
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President Biden returned on Saturday from a four-day trip to the Middle East, where he met with the leaders of Israel, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and eight other Arab countries. The Saudi Arabian leg of the trip began controversially when Biden was photographed fist-bumping Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), the country's de facto leader who U.S. intelligence believes ordered the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But were the bad optics worth it? Here's everything you need to know:

Was Biden's trip a success?

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