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Netanyahu denies he made Israel a partisan issue, says he and Biden are close

Netanyahu says two moments with Biden are “unforgettable” to him.

The first is a conversation after Netanyahu’s father died in 2012, and the second was a long phone call after Biden’s son Beau died, says the prime minister.

“There are things that are above politics and above diplomacy,” says Netanyahu.

“As for the last few years, here are the facts: Whenever I go visit the Capitol, I always, always meet the leaders of both parties, both in Congress and the Senate,” he says, disputing accusations that his relationship with Donald Trump has undermined bipartisan US support for Israel.

Bipartisan support for Israel is a foundation of our foreign policy, he says.

Says Netanyahu: I stand for Israel’s interests, and “there is no difference if it’s a Republican or Democratic administration.”

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