For Biden and Bennett, the honeymoon is over - analysis


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For Biden and Bennett, the honeymoon is over - analysis
A clash between Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and President Joe Biden is inevitable because they disagree with one another on matters of principle.
OCTOBER 27, 2021

It was just two weeks ago that Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken were all smiles together in Washington, praising the alliance between their countries and the many ways they are working together. Before that, Biden and Bennett made sure to give the impression at the end of their meeting at the White House in August that it marked the beginning of a beautiful friendship. But now it seems that the honeymoon is over.

The inevitable collision between Bennett’s and Biden’s views started to surface in recent days. It started with murmurs last week that the Biden administration was pressuring Bennett to freeze settlement construction, which some of his cabinet ministers and aides firmly denied, while admitting that Washington is opposed to any building over the Green Line.