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Big shoes to fill: What the press is saying about that new guy meeting Biden

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1. Where Bibi walked: As the never-confirmed rumor goes, former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara used to bring suitcases full of dirty laundry on trips abroad to take advantage of hotel cleaning services. As current Prime Minister Naftali Bennett now heads to Washington, he too appears to bringing the Netanyahus’ soiled baggage along with him, figuratively at least.

2. Southern man: Bennett’s trip is overshadowed by a number of things, but on Wednesday morning, it’s the sudden death of Ra’am MK Sa’ad al-Harumi that grabs the headlines.

Ra'am MK Sa'id al-Harumi, 49, died of a sudden heart attack this morning.

Whenever I would ask Bedouins in the Negev who they were voting for, I'd always get the same answer: "Sure, I voted for Ra'am, but really my vote is for Sa'id al-Harumi. He's the one who speaks for me" >>

— Aaron Boxerman (@aboxerman1) August 25, 2021

3. 10,000 maniacs: Also seemingly stabilizing are Israel’s COVID numbers, just in a not-great place, after two straight days of case tallies in the upper 9,000s.

  • “Two days in a row: Nearly 10,000 new cases,” reads Channel 13’s top headline.
  • Former Health Ministry deputy head Itamar Grotto sounds resigned as he tells Army Radio that........

    © The Times of Israel

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