In Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met today with French President Emmanuel Macron. A statement issued by Bennett’s office after the meeting read, “The leaders held a good and warm private meeting. They discussed the global and regional challenges facing Israel and France, especially Iran's rapid progress in enriching uranium. Prime Minister Bennett noted that he attributes special importance to the large French community in Israel, which serves as a bridge between the two countries.”
Bennett’s statement did not mention the NSO affair, but Israeli diplomatic sources told reporters that alongside the Iranian threat, the spyware crisis was at the heart of the meeting between the leaders.