“I look forward to working with Prime Minister Bennett to strengthen all elements of the close and lasting relationship between our two countries,” the US president wrote in a statement. In his words, “Israel has no better friend than the United States. As we continue to strengthen our partnership, the United States will continue its unwavering support for Israel’s security.”
The US president said his administration is “fully committed to working with the new Israeli government to advance security, stability and peace for Israelis, Palestinians, and all peoples of the region.”
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken wrote in a statement Sunday that the United States “warmly welcomes the announcement by the State of Israel of a new government.” “We are confident that we will strengthen the partnership between the United States and Israel in all respects and will work together for a more secure and prosperous future,” the prime minister said.
According to the Pentagon, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also congratulated Benjamin Ganz, who is also a member of the new Israeli government and will continue to serve as defense minister. “Secretary Austin looks forward to continuing important cooperation and dialogue with Secretary Gans to deepen the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel. The United States’ commitment to Israel’s security remains unwavering,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.
The new coalition government led by Naftali Bennett obtained the necessary majority in the Israeli parliament on Sunday, endingه Benjamin Netanyahu 12 years of conservative prime minister rule.
Naftali Bennett, the leader of the Right-wing Party (Jamena), was also sworn in in the minutes after the vote, making him the 13th Prime Minister in the history of the Jewish state. Under the coalition agreement, mid-cycle, two years from now, Jair Lapid will take over as Prime Minister, leader of the centrist Van Govi (Gis Atide) party, and foreign minister of the Bennett government.