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If Biden Wins, Trump Transition Could Prove Very Significant for Israel

Angry over the sale of fighter jets to the UAE - and with one eye on the polls - Netanyahu refused to play along with Trump's denigration of Biden. Listen to Chemi Shalev and Amir Tibon

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An Israeli woman gestures as she joins a convoy to the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to show support for President Donald Trump ahead of the November 3, 2020, election.
An Israeli woman gestures as she joins a convoy to the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to show support for President Donald Trump ahead of the November 3, 2020, election.Credit: Ammar Awad / Reuters
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Host Simon Spungin is joined by Chemi Shalev and Amir Tibon to discuss the Israeli and Jewish angles ahead of the U.S. presidential election.

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Haaretz podcast: If Biden wins, Trump transition could prove very significant for Netanyahu

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Are Israelis right to see Donald Trump as the best friend they’ve ever had in the White House – even if the president’s motives are unclear? Could an ousted Trump use the transition period to push through a series of far-reaching policy decisions vis-à-vis the Middle East?

And was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s refusal to play along with Trump’s denigration of Democratic candidate Joe Biden the result of the Israeli leader’s displeasure at being forced to sign off on the U.S. sale of F-35 stealth bombers to the United Arab Emirates?

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Israelis Expect Trump to Triumph Because They’ve Been There, Done That With Netanyahu / Chemi Shalev

Benny Biden and Joe Gantz / Gideon Levy

Biden Holds Big Lead Over Trump With Florida, Pennsylvania Jews, Poll Shows / Amir Tibon

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