Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the Jewish state’s commitment to democracy on Wednesday at the U.N. General Assembly during his first face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden since the Israeli leader was re-elected last November.
“As I said, we live in, and you said, we live in uncertain times, rapidly changing times.” Netanyahu said. “So I want to reassert here, before you, Mr. President, that one thing is certain and one thing will never change, and that is Israel’s commitment to democracy.”
Netanyahu stated that “we will continue to uphold the values that both our proud democracies cherish.”
“I think that working together will realize the promise, roll back the dangers and bring a better future for our region and the world,” he said. “We can make history, Mr. President. With your leadership, we can make history.”