Biden slams Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority in CNN interview


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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event about lowering health care costs in the East Room of the White House July 7, 2023.

WASHINGTON (JTA) - President Joe Biden blamed increasing tension in Judea and Samaria on the "lost credibility" of the Palestinian Authority as well as on "extreme" ministers in Israel's government.

In a televised interview on foreign policy with CNN host Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, Biden also again declined to say when he would invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House. Biden has pushed off scheduling that meeting due to friction between the two men regarding Netanyahu's far-right coalition partners and his government's plans to weaken the judiciary.

"Bibi, I think,...

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