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US envoy: Biden visit to go ahead as planned; Lapid to welcome him as interim PM

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Following the decision by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to submit legislation to dissolve the Knesset and have Foreign Minister Yair Lapid replace him as premier, a US official reiterates to The Times of Israel what the Biden administration has stressed for months: the visit by US President Joe Biden will take place, regardless of who is prime minister.

Lapid will welcome Biden as caretaker prime minister in next month’s visit.

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