August 25, 2021

Biden hosts Israel’s new prime minister, with Iran at the top of the agenda

Source: The Los Angeles Times

Journalist: Tracy Wilkinson

For the first time in more than a decade, an Israeli prime minister not named Netanyahu is arriving in Washington to visit the president of the United States at the White House.

Naftali Bennett, the right-wing leader of Israel’s highly fragmented coalition government who recently replaced Benjamin Netanyahu, will meet with President Biden on Thursday. The two have never met — a sign of Bennett’s status as a relative political novice, given that Biden has spent decades crisscrossing between world capitals.

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