Joe Biden and top aides have discussed the likelihood that Benjamin Netanyahu’s political days are numbered — and the president has conveyed that sentiment to the Israeli prime minister in a recent conversation.
The topic of Netanyahu’s short political shelf life has come up in recent White House meetings involving Biden, according to two senior administration officials. That has included discussions that have taken place since Biden’s trip to Israel, where he met with Netanyahu.
With an eye toward the future, U.S. officials are talking to Benny Gantz, a member of the current unity government; Naftali Bennett, a former prime minister; and Yair Lapid, an opposition leader and former prime minister, among other Israeli figures, the former official said.
“We expect American citizens to exit today, and we expect to see more depart over the coming days,” Biden wrote in a post on X. “We won’t let up working to get Americans out of Gaza.”
State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller later said during a press briefing that “there are around 400 Americans in Gaza with whom we are in communication, who have expressed a desire to leave” and that “There are a number of American citizens who have crossed through Rafah and are in Egypt today.”
White House confirms Biden will meet Xi in San Francisco next Wednesday: U.S. and Chinese leaders set for crunch talks on Taiwan and rising tensions since spy balloon was shot down
- 'Nothing will be held back; everything is on the table,' White House official said of the meeting
- Biden and Xi last met in November, at the G20 in Bali
- They have not spoken since but several Cabinet officials have traveled to China
But... but... Trump is a threat to our very democracy. And mean tweets.I don't know about anyone else, but the thought of this demented old man meeting with Xi frightens the hell out of me.
No telling what Biden will give up. I bet the people in Taiwan are shaking in their boots.