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Bennett: US-Israel ties are above partisan politics

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at the US Embassy in Jerusalem's Fourth of July party, on July 6, 2021. (Screen capture/YouTube)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at the US Embassy in Jerusalem's Fourth of July party, on July 6, 2021. (Screen capture/YouTube)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says the relationship between Israel and the United States will always transcend party politics.

“Israelis across the political spectrum are fundamentally pro-American. We like America,” Bennett says at the Fourth of July celebration at the US Embassy in Jerusalem. “We appreciate, we admire what you’re doing out there and that’s the way it ought to be, also in America vis-a-vis Israel. I’ll challenge any attempt to make America a partisan political issue in Israel and any attempt to make Israel a partisan political issue in the United States.”

“Our policy is bipartisan, we’re friends of everyone,” Bennett adds. “Because the friendship between our two democracies will always transcend party politics.”

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