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Netanyahu, Zelenskyy Have “Cordial” Meeting on Sidelines at UN General Assembly

September 20, 2023

by: JNS

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (middle right) and delegation meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in New York.

Wednesday, 20 September 2023 | In a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York City, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that the Jewish state would continue to assist Ukraine amid its ongoing conflict with Russia.

Netanyahu specified that aid would focus on humanitarian issues, including dealing with land mines.

Wearing his trademark military green shirt, Zelenskyy approached Netanyahu, and they shook hands and exchanged salutations. “I see you all the time,” Netanyahu said.

When introduced to the Israeli entourage, Zelenskyy said, “You have a very big team.”

Mossad [Israeli intelligence agency] director David Barnea received a hug from Zelenskyy, who said, “I’m glad to see you.” The exchange “sparked worldwide attention and speculation that the two know each other,” Arutz Sheva reported.

Netanyahu’s office called the meeting “cordial.”

The meeting was the first between the two leaders since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

Posted on September 20, 2023

Source: (This article was originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate on September 19, 2023. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See original article at this link.)

Photo Credit: Avi Ohayon (GPO)./