Declaring the meeting with his United States counterpart a major success, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday, offered his first remarks about his Friday rendezvous with Joe Biden.
Before returning to Israel, Bennett spoke highly of the two meetings that were held on Friday between him and US President Joe Biden. He stated, “We achieved all of the goals that we set for the visit and more. We have agreed with the Americans on a joint working strategy to block the Iranian race for nuclear weapons.” He also went on to add that the meetings were “very warm and very productive,” saying that they had “created a direct and personal connection … based on trust.”
It has been reported that the two leaders spoke on the Iranian issue, the Amtrak train system between New York and Biden’s home city of Wilmington, Del., and a waiver program to enable Israelis to enter the United States for business and tourism without the need to obtain a visa. Biden also reiterated America’s firm commitment to Israel’s security, including his support for replenishing Israel’s supply of Iron Dome interceptor missiles.
The first meeting started at 11:06 a.m., when the two leaders were formally introduced to each other for the first time, followed by a brief address to the media in the Oval Office and then another, expanded bilateral meeting where the pair was joined by members of their staff.