Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said relations between Israel and the United States were “strong” ahead of a visit this week of US vice President Joe Biden to the holy land.
“There are those who have predicted the collapse of these relations – it is not so. The relationship is strong in all areas and also in face of the challenges that we are standing together against in our region,” Netanyahu said at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting. In addition, the prime minister said Israel was working to build relations with many other countries. “Every week a president or minister, or prime minister or foreign minister, or other ministers, visit here from countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, from the entire world. This also expresses, of course, Israel’s status as an asset today in the fight against radical Islam and captures opportunities for the future, especially in technology,” he said.