US President Joe Biden will meet with both Israel's caretaker prime minister Yair Lapid and the head of Israeli opposition Benjamin Netanyahu during the American leader's upcoming visit to Israel, an Israeli news outlet reported on Saturday, citing unnamed US officials.

Biden will have to navigate a potential political minefield following the collapse of Naftali Bennett's government, as each meeting could be spun to imply an endorsement ahead of Israel's fifth election in three years. 

The US leader shares a checkered history with Netanyahu, part of the latter's famously fractured relationship with former US president Barack Obama, whose deputy Biden was between 2008 and 2016. 

In fact, the very possibility of a meeting with Netanyahu was cited as a possible pretext for Biden calling off the visit that is coinciding with a patch of uncertainty and instability in Israeli politics; yet according to the Hebrew-language Walla News website, Biden will confer with both the centrist Lapid and the right-wing Netanyahu. ... Read More: i24