Bennett-Biden Meeting Moved to Friday after Kabul Terrorist Attack
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's meeting with US President Joe Biden was postponed to Friday, August 27, in light of the suicide bombings in Afghanistan that killed at least 12 US Marines and soldiers.
“The President’s bilateral meeting with H.E. Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, has been rescheduled for tomorrow,” the White House announced Thursday evening.
The bombing took place an hour before the leaders were set to meet for the first time in the White House. Israeli journalists, who had already gathered in the Brady Press Room, were asked to leave the White House.
Following the delay, Bennett and his delegation remained in Washington until after Shabbat, departing on Saturday night or Sunday. Sunday’s cabinet meeting in Jerusalem was postponed.
Bennett’s visit to Washington was finalized days after the Afghanistan pullout crisis began. His staff and Biden administration officials said the timing was important due to developments on the Iranian nuclear front. However, the crisis in Kabul overshadowed the trip from its start on Tuesday. (JPost / VFI News)
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