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Leaving for NY, Bennett dismisses ‘failed’ anti-Israel minority in US House

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Saturday night departed Israel for the United States, ahead of his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

During his trip, Bennett will address world leaders for the first time since he became prime minister in June, and will also hold meetings with Gulf ministers and American Jewish community leaders. The trip is Bennett’s second official visit to the United States as prime minister. On August 27, Bennett met with US President Joe Biden at the White House.

Before getting on the plane to fly to New York, Bennett told reporters that the group of progressive Democrats who temporarily blocked funding for the Iron Dome this week are a vocal but small group.

“There is a small anti-Israeli group that makes a lot of noise but these people failed,” he said on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport.

“At the moment of truth, we saw the representatives of the American people overwhelmingly support Israel, 420 to 9, in the vote on rearming Iron Dome,” he said, referring to the bipartisan support in the US House for the $1 billion funding of the missile defense system.

The Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act passed 420-9 on Thursday with two Democrats, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Hank........

© The Times of Israel

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