Is the Biden-Netanyahu Relationship Rupturing?

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Republicans are on the offensive this week against what they say is Democrats’ lack of support for Israel following Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s recent criticism of Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. House Speaker Mike Johnson announced that he will invite Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, a move he made without first consulting the Senate leader. This comes after President Joe Biden and Netanyahu spoke for the first time in more than a month, and after Donald Trump, the former president and current Republican presidential nominee, accused Jews who support Democrats of hating Israel and their own religion.

Joining the editor in chief of The Atlantic and moderator, Jeffrey Goldberg, this week to discuss this and more are Anne Applebaum, a staff writer at The Atlantic; Franklin Foer, a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden’s White House and the Struggle for America’s Future; Nikole Killion, a congressional correspondent for CBS News; and Jonathan Karl, the chief Washington correspondent at ABC News and author of Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party.

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