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US and Israel have set up joint team


September 17, 2021

Avi Ohayon/Israel Government Press Office

President Joe Biden meets Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the White House, Aug. 27, 2021.

(JTA) - In a significant move, Israel and the United States have set up a joint team at the national security adviser level to contain Iran, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told U.S. Jewish leaders in a Rosh Hashanah call.

Bennett and his predecessor Benjamin Netanyahu have vehemently opposed negotiating a deal with Iran to contain its nuclear program. But in his first meeting with Bennett last week, President Joe Biden looked to appease Israel's fears by signaling an openness to using a military option to contain Iran.

Bennett in the call Friday morning with the Conference of Presidents of...

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