The heated exchange was focused on Bennett’s rejection of Palestinian statehood. Indyk and Bennett each called the other deluded.
“How many people need to die in our country before you wake up from this illusion?” Bennett asked Indyk.
Indyk also pressed Bennett on past comments in which the Israeli said John Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, encouraged terrorism and “amplified” anti-Semitism. Bennett said there were things he regretted saying and added that Kerry was a friend of Israel.