Bennett, Biden talk ahead of delayed meeting

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Bennett, Biden talk ahead of delayed meeting
The suicide bombings took place an hour before the leaders were set to meet for the first time in the White House on Thursday.
By LAHAV HARKOV
AUGUST 27, 2021

WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday, after their meeting was postponed to Friday due to a suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed at least 13 US marines and soldiers. Bennett sent “deep condolences in the name of the Government of Israel and the citizens of Israel,” and said: “We stand with you at this difficult time just as the US has stood with Israel over the years.”

Biden thanked Bennett for his willingness to postpone their meeting following the events in Afghanistan, and said he looks forward to meeting him. The bombing took place an hour before the leaders were set to meet for the first time in the White House on Thursday. Following the delay, Bennett and his delegation will remain in Washington until after Shabbat, departing for Israel on Saturday night. Sunday’s cabinet meeting in Jerusalem was postponed.

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