Yamina party head Naftali Bennett becomes the first prominent right-wing MK to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory in the 2020 US presidential race.
In an interview with Channel 12 news, Bennett says he’s convinced Biden is committed to ensuring Israel’s security.
He also hails Donald Trump, who has high favorability marks in Israel, noting some of the US president’s moves vis-a-vis the Jewish state during his time in office, such as moving the American embassy to Jerusalem.
MK Nitzan Horowitz, head of the left-wing Meretz party, also congratulates Biden, while striking a markedly different tone on Trump.
“After 4 years of an evil spirit, lies and thuggishness, the time has come for honest and decent leadership,” Horowitz writes on Twitter.