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Bennett commits to partnership with Emirates on UAE visit

On his historic visit to Abu Dhabi, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett reassured his hosts that his government is committed to the alliance with the Emirates and that it will lobby on their behalf in Washington.
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The landmark Dec. 13 visit by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to the United Arab Emirates was a clear success. Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan offered his Israeli guest a hearty and respectful welcome and the two spent significant time together, most of it one-on-one.

There was, however, an elephant in the room. Bennett’s visit followed a week of meetings in Tehran by Emirati national security adviser Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed al-Nahyan with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other top Iranian officials.

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