Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the US this week demonstrated how strained his relations are with Washington. Instead of the traditional Oval Office visit, he was received by Elon Musk at a car factory. President Biden saw him briefly on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. During his stay in the Big Apple, Netanyahu was rushed to back entrances to avoid Israeli and American Jewish protesters. There has never been such a bizarre visit of an Israeli prime minister to the United States.
Haaretz’s diplomatic correspondent Amir Tibon accompanied Netanyahu on this visit. On our webinar, Tibon assessed the visit as well as the current state of US-Israel relations.
As the diplomatic correspondent for Haaretz, Tibon covers Israel's foreign relations, with an emphasis on the U.S-Israel relationship and diplomacy in the Middle East. He was previously Haaretz's U.S. news editor and, from 2017-2020, the paper's correspondent in Washington. He lives in Kibbutz Nahal Oz, a small community on the Israel-Gaza border.
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