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Netanyahu suggests on Facebook that Biden fell asleep meeting new Israeli PM By Reuters


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks during an event to express appreciation for the contributions of the health sector to combating the coronavirus infection (COVID-19), held in Jerusalem, June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested in a Facebook (NASDAQ:) video posted on Sunday that U.S. President Joe Biden had fallen asleep when meeting the new Israeli leader Naftali Bennett last month.

A Reuters fact check previously debunked the idea that Biden dozed off, after social media users shared a video clip of the U.S. president that they said showed him looking down and nodding off as Bennett spoke in the Oval Office.

According to Reuters’ fact check, the clip shared was inaccurately edited. Shorter footage was shown to show Bennett responding seconds after the clip had been cut.

A video Netanyahu uploaded to his Facebook Page on Sunday showed an off-camera voice saying: “You know Bennett met with Biden.

I heard. Biden seemed very attentive in this meeting, I believe. Netanyahu dropped his head to confirm,” Netanyahu responded, and let his head drop in quick motion. It was almost like he was falling asleep.

Netanyahu (71-year-old head of right-wing Likud) was in complete agreement with Donald Trump’s Middle East policies.

The 26-minute clip that Netanyahu spoke of the Biden meeting contained only a short segment and touched on many political topics. It was a brief segment in a nearly 26-minute video that touched on dozens of political issues. However, it made headlines online. Many Israeli media outlets accused Netanyahu of making fun of Biden.

The new Netanyahu government, which was composed of right-wing, centerist, left-wing, and Arab parties, took power in June. This ended Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure as Israel’s longest serving leader.

Netanyahu, now in opposition has promised to return as a government.

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