ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 145

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Likud MK: Biden needs to understand Netanyahu not ‘spineless’ like Lapid or Bennett

Likud MK Osher Shekalim says US President Joe Biden needs to understand that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “not spineless.”

“I respect the US president,” says Shekalim, a first-time MK. “But on the other hand he needs to know that Netanyahu will not display the spinelessness we saw from [former prime ministers Yair] Lapid and [Naftali] Bennett.”

“Netanyahu understands the strategic issues and is connected, also on a personal level. He is the best — because he does not give in and does not show spinelessness,” Shekalim tells the Ynet news site.

His comments come despite a demand from Netanyahu that coalition MKs and ministers stop criticizing Biden in the media amid a fallout between the White House and the Netanyahu government.

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