Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE suggested that President BidenJoe BidenBiden to provide update Monday on US response to omicron variant Restless progressives eye 2024 Emhoff lights first candle in National Menorah-lighting ceremony 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 TrumpFormer defense secretary Esper sues Pentagon in memoir dispute Biden celebrates start of Hanukkah Fauci says lies, threats are 'noise' 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.