The US guarantees Israel its “iron” support, “regardless” of a change of government

The United States has assured Israel of its “iron” support “regardless of who is in government,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said Thursday with reference to the country’s possible change of government.

“We are not going to talk about the formation of the government (of Israel) while it is in progress, but regardless of what happens, regardless of the existing government, our unconditional support, our staunch support for Israel will remain. “he emphasized. the spokesman.

Price has reiterated the commitment of US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken “over the past few days” on issues such as the “replacement of the Iron Dome”.

The US guarantees Israel its “iron” support, “regardless” of a change of government
The US guarantees Israel its “iron” support, “regardless” of a change of government

It had the effect that “none of this will change, even if there is a change of government”.

The leader of the centrist Yesh Atid, Yair Lapid, managed to form a government in Israel shortly before midnight on Wednesday, thus ending the era of Benjamin Netanyahu, who had been in office for twelve years.

The coalition will ultimately consist of a colorful amalgam of parties, including Blue and White, the Labor Party, Yisrael Beiteinu, Meretz and New Hope, as well as Yesh Atid, Yamina and the Joint Arab List.

The coalition was announced after Joint Arab List leader Mansur Abbas endorsed it late Wednesday. This made the formation the first Arab-Israeli party to sign an agreement to form a government in Israel.

Netanyahu is now nearing the end of his twelve-year tenure as prime minister, an issue he is desperately trying to torpedo the deal by calling on the right to oppose this “dangerous left government”.

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