Bennett says Israel preserves right to defend itself

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

The prime minister says Israel will preserve the right to defend itself, even as it seeks to cooperate with allies, in an apparent reference to Jerusalem’s ongoing efforts to convince the United States to refrain from rejoining the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

“We will continue to consult with our allies, to convince, to speak, to share information and understandings, out of deep mutual respect. But at the end of the day, the responsibility for our destiny will remain in our hands and in no other’s. We will act responsibly and carefully,” Bennett says.

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