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On tarmac, Lapid jokes with Biden about their hair and their heights

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Prime Minister Yair Lapid (left) greets US President Joe Biden at Ben Gurion Airport, July 13, 2022. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
Prime Minister Yair Lapid (left) greets US President Joe Biden at Ben Gurion Airport, July 13, 2022. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

After the welcoming ceremony for US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Yair Lapid reminds him of a conversation they had eight years ago in then-vice president Biden’s office in Washington.

“You told me that if you had my hair, you would be president of the United States, and I said to you that if I had your height I would be Israel’s prime minister,” says Lapid, according to a statement released by Lapid’s office.

Lapid also compliments the president on his speech.

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