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Biden Calls Netanyahu “My Friend for Decades,” Doesn’t Mention Illegal Settlements

HeadlineDec 30, 2022

President Biden has congratulated Benjamin Netanyahu on his return to power, saying he looks forward to working with Israel’s new government. In a statement released Thursday, Biden referred to Netanyahu as his “friend for decades,” adding, “the United States will continue to support the two state solution and to oppose policies that endanger its viability or contradict our mutual interests and values.” Biden’s statement did not mention Israel’s illegal settlements and ignored concerns over the new government’s far-right ultrareligious and ultranationalist members.

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