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Bennett: "Thanks to Baiden for restoring bipartisan support for Israel" | Israel today


Prime Minister and incoming Ambassador Thomas Mobiles met at Bennett's office in Jerusalem • Bennett: "Thank you to President Biden and his administration for their warm friendship, openness and approach to restoring bipartisan support for Israel"

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met today (Sunday) for the first time with the incoming US Ambassador to Israel, Thomas Richard Niles, at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem.

At the beginning of their meeting, the Prime Minister and the Ambassador lit an eighth candle for Hanukkah.

Bennett referred to the incident at the beginning of their meeting and said: "I would like to congratulate you, Mr. Ambassador. Welcome to Israel, to Jerusalem. I could not think of a better opportunity than the eighth candle. Hanukkah is a symbol of light, how light can overcome darkness. Right here, about "For 2,100 years, the Maccabees have fought a much greater enemy, but we have won. We have won because we fought for good and freedom. Now, with a lot of pride, I stand here as the Prime Minister of Israel, alongside our closest friend, the United States."

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"It has been said so many times that we have common values, but this is not a cliché. We do say that a lot, but it's just the deep truth. These are the most basic values, values ​​of freedom. The Jewish people are a symbol of freedom in the United States, which brought democracy And freedom to the whole world.

Values ​​of good intentions, of cooperation and doing good.

"Just wake up in the morning and try to do good, even though we are sometimes imperfect," he said.

The Prime Minister summed up his remarks and said that “next week we will mark half a year for the new government.

When we founded it we called it 'a government of good will and good spirit'.

This good spirit is not only internal, but also between us and the United States.

I would like to thank President Biden and his government for their warm friendship, openness, and their approach to restoring bipartisan support for Israel, so that it does not belong to one party.

I know we will do many great things together.

Welcome back to Israel and good luck, my friend. "

Bennett and Nides light an eighth candle at their meeting, Photo: Amos Ben Gershom / GPO

Earlier in the day, President Yitzhak Herzog accepted the Nidus Charter, after which the two made joint statements and held a political meeting.

"I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation to President Biden for his tireless support and uncompromising commitment to the US-Israel Iron Treaty," Herzog told the 21st US Ambassador to Israel. Of any administration whatsoever.

"You know, Mr. Ambassador, that for the citizens of Israel, this has infinite significance."

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Source: israelhayom

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