Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday affirmed U.S. assist for Israel regardless of coverage place variations between the Biden administration and the federal government of incoming Israeli Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu.
The U.S.-Israel “partnership – and all that it’s produced for the individuals of our nations and the world – has all the time been underwritten by the USA ironclad dedication to Israel’s safety, a dedication that has by no means been stronger than it’s immediately,” Blinken stated at a convention hosted by J Avenue, a left-leaning pro-Israel group.
The secretary of state reaffirmed the Biden administration’s dedication to an in depth partnership with Israel, whereas additionally underscoring its continued need for a two-state resolution to the battle between Israel and Palestine and for the restoration of the Iran nuclear deal, issues on which Netanyahu stands opposed.
“We’re dedicated to preserving a horizon of hope. Which means holding agency to the values which have anchored the friendship between the USA and Israel throughout numerous transitions and governments in each of our nations,” Blinken stated.
“We anticipate the brand new Israeli authorities to work with us to advance our shared values.”
Netanyahu is returning to energy as prime minister for the third time after pulling collectively a far-right governing coalition, which may complicate the nation’s shut relationship with the U.S.
Two U.S. officers instructed Axios final month that the Biden administration may boycott right-wing and Jewish supremacists who enter the brand new Israeli authorities.
However Blinken on Sunday stated the White Home will work with Israel’s insurance policies quite than “personalities.”
“We are going to gauge the federal government by the insurance policies it pursues quite than particular person personalities. We are going to maintain it to the mutual requirements we’ve got established in our relationship over the previous seven many years,” Blinken stated.
Netanyahu, who was an in depth ally of former President Trump after they have been each in energy, is hanging a diplomatic tone relating to U.S. politics.
Netanyahu wouldn’t be drawn when requested Sunday if he want to see Trump return to the White Home.
“Oh, God. I’ve had sufficient of my politics. I’ve simply…gone by 4 of our elections,” Netanyahu instructed Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“You need me to get into your elections? Maintain me out of it.”