In their respective new official positions, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and U.S. President Joe Biden met for the first time. They met amidst the turmoil of American withdrawal from Afghanistan and a broader Middle East under duress. Positive personal chemistry was evident from their meetings. Reaffirmation of their mutually beneficial strategic relationship took public precedence over private disagreements about how to curb Iran’s nuclear appetite and on whether Palestinian-Israeli diplomatic progress might be pushed ahead. Their common top bi-lateral priority is to stave off attacks to the security of their respective populations. Neither wanted to say or do anything that might adversely impact Bennett’s razor thin majority in the Israeli parliament.