U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides held an interview with Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Gilead at the 2023 Herzliya Conference at Reichman University today (Monday).
“When President Joe Biden gave me this job", Nides recalled, "he said, ‘There is an unbreakable bond between Israel and the United States - you don’t break it on your watch.’ The alliance is very healthy. The relationship is in our kishkes. It’s beyond military, intelligence… it’s the shared values, it’s the sharing of what it’s like to be a democracy. Do friends argue? Yes, of course. But the reality is that the relationship is unbreakable and we continue to expand and grow it every day.”
Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Gilead asked Nides: “Can Israel attack Iran without the US? What about the lack of meetings between President Biden and PM Netanyahu? Even with all the cooperation we have between our two countries, you need the heads to make the cooperation substantial."
Nides answered: “The coordination between Israel and US vis-à-vis our mutual enemies, our common threats in the region, is rock solid. One of the things President Biden assured both PM Bennett and Lapid, and Netanyahu, was that there would be complete transparency regarding coordination on Iran. Everyone - Centcom, Congress, the White House, etc. — we’re all focusing on this together. It’s imperative that we understand the threat. And it’s not just Iran, it’s its proxies. We stand here to support Israel and work with it to make sure Iran never attains a nuclear weapon.”... Read More: Arutz-7