Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE suggested that President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Methane fee faces negotiations White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege The No Surprises Act: a bill long overdue MORE fell asleep in an August meeting with his successor, Naftali Bennett.
"I heard that Biden was very attentive at this meeting. He dropped his head in agreement," Netanyahu said in a Facebook video posted Sunday, according to Reuters. He can be seen in the video dropping his own head as if to mock Biden falling asleep.
A Reuter's fact check published in August found that the viral clip of Biden in the meeting was "misleadingly cropped," as the president replied to Bennett seconds after his head nodded downward.
Reuters noted that Netanyahu's reference to Biden's meeting with Bennett was only a short part of a nearly 26-minute video that covered other political issues.
Netanyahu, who led Israel's right-wing Likud party, was a close ally of former President TrumpDonald TrumpYoungkin ad features mother who pushed to have 'Beloved' banned from son's curriculum White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege Democrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled MORE — and like Trump, he left office amid criminal investigations, continues to have strong support from his nationalist base and is eyeing a return to power.
Bennett, a conservative, became prime minister in June after forming a "rotating" government with Yair Lipid, a centrist, who is currently the foreign minister and will become prime minister in 2023.
Netanyahu continues to be among the most vociferous critics of the new government.