Congratulations pour in from world leaders to Bennett-Lapid government

 In a phone call to PM Naftali Bennett minutes after the new government was sworn in on Sunday, President Joe Biden pledged “unwavering US support for Israel’s security” and commitment to working with the new government “to advance security, stability, and peace for Israelis, Palestinians, and people throughout the broader region.” The White House said the leaders had agreed that “they and their teams would consult closely on all matters related to regional security, including Iran,” the White House said.

Warm congratulates came from German chancellor Angela Merkel, Austria’s Sebastian Kurtz, who tweeted Vienna’s commitment to Israel “as a Jewish and democratic state,” the UK’s Boris Johnson and the European Union Council President Charles Michel. Canada’s Trudeau welcomed the new government and also thanked Binyamin Netanyahu “for his valuable partnership over the years, at a time when Canada and Israel achieved a great deal together.”

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known for his close relations with Netanyahu, congratulated PM Bennett in a Hebrew-language tweet saying: “Ahead of marking 30 ears since the upgrading of diplomatic ties next year, I look forward to meeting you and deepening our countries’ strategic relations.”

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