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With Ben Gvir likely to be minister, US reportedly leaning toward not engaging with him

MK Itamar Ben Gvir, leader of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party, speaks during a press conference ahead of the upcoming elections in Jerusalem, October 30, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)
MK Itamar Ben Gvir, leader of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party, speaks during a press conference ahead of the upcoming elections in Jerusalem, October 30, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)

The Biden administration is unlikely to engage with Religious Zionism MK Itamar Ben-Gvir who is expected to serve as minister in Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu’s government if the election results hold, Axios reports, citing two anonymous US officials.

No official decision has been made yet, though, the site clarifies.

If carried out, a boycott of an Israeli minister by the US would represent an unprecedented development in bilateral relations.

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