How the Biden Administration Is Preparing for a post-Netanyahu Israel

From an unplanned meeting with Yair Lapid to the expected arrival of a new ambassador, here is how Biden's relationship with a new government in Israel will take shape, assuming such a government is actually sworn in

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When U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made his way to Israel last week for his first visit to the country, the State Department released a statement mentioning three Israeli officials he was scheduled to meet in Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi. The focus of the visit was supposed to be the cease-fire that had been reached days earlier in Gaza, and the aversion of another crisis in the Palestinian arena.