Netanyahu suggests on Facebook that Biden fell asleep meeting new Israeli PM
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted in a Facebook video posted on Sunday that US President Joe Biden fell asleep while meeting with new Israeli leader Naftali Bennett last month.
A Reuters fact check https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-biden-asleep-idUSL1N2Q00H8 previously debunked the idea that Biden had nodded off after social media users shared a video clip of the US president they said he looked him down and nodded while Bennett spoke in the Oval Office.
The shared clip was cut off in a misleading manner, according to the Reuters fact check. Seconds after the clip was cut, longer footage showed that Biden was responding to Bennett.
In a video Netanyahu posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, a voice off said, "You know, Bennett met with Biden."
"I heard. I heard that Biden was very attentive to this meeting. He bowed his head in agreement, ”Netanyahu replied, dropping his own head in one swift motion, as if to imitate someone who falls asleep.
Netanyahu, 71, and leader of the right-wing Likud party, was largely in line with the Middle East policies of Democrat Biden's Republican predecessor Donald Trump.
Netanyahu's reference to the Biden meeting was a short section in a nearly 26-minute video that touched on a variety of political issues. But it made headlines on Israeli news websites, several of which accused Netanyahu of making fun of Biden.
In June, a new government of left, centrist, right and Arab parties led by Bennett replaced Netanyahu's government, ending the conservative politician's twelve-year term as Israel's longest-serving leader.
Now in the opposition, Netanyahu has promised to rule again.
(Reporting by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Edmund Blair)
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