Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett ahead of his meeting with President Biden.
The Hill reports:
McConnell said on Twitter that he and Bennett spoke about “shared challenges,” including global terrorism, anti-Semitism and the “Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement,” a Palestinian-led movement aimed at pressuring Israel on human rights issues.
“Good conversation with @IsraeliPMBennett last night. We discussed shared challenges: Global terrorism, Iran’s dangerous aspirations, anti-Semitism & BDS,” McConnell tweeted. “Reaffirmed my support for deeper strategic partnership and preserving Israel’s qualitative military edge & freedom of action.”
Biden is expected to hold his first face-to-face meeting with Bennett on Thursday, the first time the two leaders will meet in person. Biden previously spoke over the phone in June after Bennett was sworn into office, following the ouster of longtime Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.