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Bennett's shuttle diplomacy impresses few in Israel

So far, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his phone calls with world leaders over the Ukraine crisis are not improving his standing at home.

While Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has earned considerable media coverage as a mediator between Russia and Ukraine, this image can be deceptive. Even though Bennett is interacting with all the major figures in the ongoing global crisis, he is still a weak politician.

Bennett heads a party with just six seats, and all his travels in Europe have not managed to improve his party’s standing in the polls. Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who now leads the opposition, continues to overshadow him.

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