The 30 minutes that former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was kind enough to give his successor were to have covered 12 years of his rule, part of which was almost autocratic. That, of course, was a joke. Except that it wasn’t funny.
Dozens of private diplomatic conversations with world leaders, agreements and understandings that go unmentioned in meeting minutes, the Iranian nuclear issues or strategic ties with the American government about which private conversations were held with Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump: All of these remain in Netanyahu’s notebooks and his memory, as if they were his private possession. The heads of the intelligence community who briefed Bennett know only some of these issues – what they were told.