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Putin Hosts Bennett, Reminding Israelis That Life Goes on After Netanyahu

The Russian president, eager to cooperate with Israel and keep it out of any showdown between Moscow and the West, will give Israel’s new prime minister exactly the same treatment as his predecessor

Anshel Pfeffer
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Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was incensed by a pundit's suggestion on a Friday night news show that his successor Naftali Bennett somehow received preferential treatment that day when meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. “The president of Russia met with Prime Minister Netanyahu dozens of times for meetings that went on for many hours,” Netanyahu fumed in a statement sent immediately after Shabbat.

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