Joe Biden against Benjamin Netanyahu: "I will not invite Netanyahu to the White House anytime soon. Israel cannot continue on this path" (Photo: according to Section 27 A)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to visit Washington by the end of this month, it was reported this evening (Monday) on the British news channel "Sky News", from an American source.
This publication comes two weeks after the President of the United States Joe Biden clarified during a conversation with reporters that he does not intend to invite the Prime Minister to visit the White House.
The words of the American president led to unusual statements by some government ministers and members of Knesset on behalf of the coalition against the American government and against the President of the United States Joe Biden in particular.
As a result, Prime Minister Netanyahu instructed the ministers in his government not to address the issue and not to speak any more about US President Joe Biden.
Not only that, according to him, President Biden made it clear publicly that his expectation is that Netanyahu will withdraw from his plan to weaken the judicial system.
For his part, Biden wanted to make every effort to avoid a confrontation with Netanyahu after the latter returned to the prime minister's office.
However, as time passed and especially against the background of the government's plan to weaken the justice system - the American president began to lose patience.
Prime Minister Netanyahu next to President Biden. July 14, 2022 (Photo: official website, Raanan Cohen)
In response to Biden's words, Netanyahu claimed that the alliance between Israel and the United States is "unquestionable" despite their differences.
"The United States and Israel have had disagreements from time to time, but I want to assure you that the alliance between the largest democracy in the world and the strongest democracy in the heart of the Middle East - Israel - is unassailable. Nothing can change that," he said in a video speech he gave at the White House Democracies Summit.
A day earlier, a spokesman for the National Security Council at the White House said that there is no planned visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington.
The spokesman added that Israeli leaders traditionally visit Washington and that Netanyahu will most likely visit Washington at some point.
If the report turns out to be reliable, this will be the first time Prime Minister Netanyahu will visit the United States since the last election, and his first meeting with President Biden since the new government was formed.