Speaking to the US Democracy summit, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks to assure his audience that ties between Israel and the US are strong despite the crisis in relations with the Biden administration.
“I want to thank the world leaders and President [Joe] Biden who has been a friend for 40 years,” Netanyahu says.
“Israel and the United States have had their occasional differences, but I want to assure you that the alliance between the world’s greatest democracy and a strong, proud and independent democracy, Israel, in the heart of the Middle East, is unshakable,” Netanyahu says. “Nothing can change that.”
He refers to the Abraham Accords that saw Israel sign normalization agreements with four Arab states, and says that “we are now working together to expand these peace accords further and bring increased prosperity to our peoples.”