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Can Naftali Bennett reset relations with Washington?

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett visits the United States on his first official trip abroad.

Israel’s former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a notoriously difficult relationship with former Democratic US President Barack Obama.

Many saw him as a strong supporter of Republican presidents – particularly Donald Trump.

Netanyahu’s successor Naftali Bennett is in Washington, DC hoping to mend ties on his first official trip abroad since taking office.

But Biden and Bennett do not see eye to eye on a number of regional issues.

At the top of that list is the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which the Trump administration scrapped.

Biden has been holding indirect talks with Tehran to revive the agreement, which Israel is strongly against.

Bennett has also made it clear he will not allow an independent Palestinian state, while Biden has voiced support for the two-state solution.

So, will Biden and Bennett find a common ground?

Presenter: Hazem Sika

Guests: 

Yaakov Katz – Editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post and author of, Shadow Strike, and co-author of, Weapon Wizards & Israel vs. Iran

Natasha Lindstaedt – Specialist on US foreign policy and deputy dean in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. Author of the book, Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes

Khaled Elgindy – Senior fellow at Middle East Institute and author of, Blind Spot: American and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump