Prime Minister Bennett’s list of world leaders with whom to confer at Glasgow is impressive but one name is missing from his dance card — that of the leader of Israel’s most important world ally
There’s little difference between President Biden and Mr. Bennett over issues at the center of the Conference of Parties known as COP26. Both leaders flew to Scotland heading oversized delegations. Both took the obligatory photo in between the hosts, Prime Minister Johnson and Secretary General Guterres. Oh, and both vow to reduce emissions and do their utmost to combat climate change.
So why is Bennett conferring with the likes of Mr. Johnson, President Macron, Prime Minister Modi, Australia’s Scott Morrison, Italy’s Draghi, Bahrain’s Al Khalifa, Honduras Hernández, and NATO chief Stolenberg — and not Mr. Biden?
Mr. Bennett did have a chance to hash over top issues when he visited the White House back in August. Since then high level Israeli envoys have been showing up at Washington on an almost weekly basis.
Also true, the leader of the free world has a schedule at Glasgow that is hectic. Oh, and no one would exclude the possibility of a nod in the hallway, a handshake in passing, or a chance exchange of winks between the Israeli and American leaders.