Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with US President Joe Biden on Wednesday, 27 days after the Democrat entered the White House.
“The conversation was very friendly and warm and lasted about an hour. The two leaders noted the long-standing personal connection between them and said they would work together to further strengthen the strong alliance between Israel and the United States,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
“President Biden and Prime Minister Netanyahu discussed further advancing peace agreements, the Iranian threat and the region’s challenges and agreed to continue talks between them. The president also congratulated the prime minister on his leadership in the fight against coronavirus and the two exchanged views on how to deal with the pandemic.”
In his almost one month in office, US President Joe Biden has managed to speak to a number of world leaders.
Russian President Vladimir Putin received a call shortly after Biden was inaugurated and the leader of China, Xi Jinping, spoke to the new US Commander-in-Chief several days ago, but the Israeli PM, one of America’s main allies, was waiting for his turn.
In the Zionist entity that attitude raised eyebrows. Israeli media published a number of reports speculating that the new administration in Washington was snubbing Netanyahu, with former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon slammed the American leader for not bothering to call one of Washington’s closest allies.
Reacting to this and similar allegations that Biden was snubbing Netanyahu, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters a week ago that the US president “was looking forward to speaking” with the Israeli PM but could not commit to a “specific” time frame during which that call could happen.