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Likud: Bennett folded on Israel’s security for a photo at the White House

US President Joe Biden meets with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office of the White House, on Friday, August 27, 2021, in Washington, DC. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
US President Joe Biden meets with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office of the White House, on Friday, August 27, 2021, in Washington, DC. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party slams Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for reportedly pledging to US President Joe Biden not to publicly lobby against an American return to the Iran nuclear deal.

“For a picture at the White House, Bennett completely folded in front of Biden and harmed Israel’s security when he promised not to fight publicly,” Likud says in a statement. “This is a dangerous statement that combines inexperience, irresponsibility and a lack of leadership.”

“Iran is galloping toward the bomb and the weak government in Israel proved that it does not intend to fight against it.”

Netanyahu openly campaigned against the deal before it was signed in 2015 under then-US president Barack Obama and has recently been vocal in opposing Biden’s intention to restore the agreement.

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