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Lapid scolds Netanyahu, Gantz and Ashkenazi for not congratulating Biden

Knesset opposition leader Yair Lapid hits out at Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, all of whom have yet to issue a response to Joe Biden’s election win over Donald Trump in the US presidential race.

“The fact that Netanyahu, Gantz and Ashkenazi haven’t yet congratulated the president-elect of the USA is an embarrassing cowardice that hurts Israel’s interests,” tweets Lapid, who was the first Israeli politician to comment on the election outcome. “If the president of France, the Chancellor of Germany and the Prime Minister of the UK can do it, they can, too.”

— Raphael Ahren

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