Jerusalem24 – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett arrived at dawn today, Wednesday, in Washington for a visit that will last for several days, during which he will meet with US President Joe Biden.
According to Israeli Channel Seven, Bennett’s visit will focus his meetings with Biden and senior US officials on the Iranian nuclear file, and other issues, including the Palestinian file.
Today, Bennett will meet with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
During an interview with the New York Times, Bennett pledged that his government would not annex any Palestinian lands, ruling out at the same time entering into negotiations and signing a peace agreement with the Palestinians.
“There will be no solution to the conflict with the Palestinians in the foreseeable future, and my government will not be able to resolve the 130-year-old conflict,” Bennett said.
“This government will not annex territory and will not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state, everyone understands that, I am the prime minister of all Israelis, and what I do now is find a compromise — how can we focus on what we agree on,” he added.
He indicated that his government would expand its policies in expanding the existing settlements.
Regarding the security situation, Bennett said that he is ready to engage in another round of fighting with Hamas, even if it comes at the cost of losing the support of members of the United List in his government.
“I will do whatever is necessary to ensure the security of my people, and I will never involve political considerations in decisions related to defense and security,” he added.
Regarding the Iranian file, Bennett reiterated his opposition to returning to the nuclear agreement with Tehran as it was before.
He pointed out that he will present to the US President a new vision for dealing with this file, which requires joint regional pressure on Iran.