Netanyahu Had Adelson and Trump. Who Are Bennett and Lapid's Allies in D.C.?

The prospective prime ministers both have friends in high places on both sides of the political aisle in D.C., and will be endeavoring to make Israel a bipartisan issue once more

Ben Samuels
Ben Samuels
Washington
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WASHINGTON – As Americans watch what appear to be Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s final days in office, many are wondering how his expected successors, Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid, will prioritize restoring bipartisan U.S. support for Israel in D.C.

Their preexisting contacts and personal backgrounds, as well as a shared desire to improve and build upon ties, help provide insight into how the incoming Israeli government will approach the so-called “special relationship” with its most important strategic ally.