After Four Week Delay, Biden Finally Calls Netanyahu

After Four Week Delay, Biden Finally Calls Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally spoke on the phone with President Joe Biden on Tuesday, after nearly a month since the American president took office.

Netanyahu was the first leader in the Middle East to receive a call from Biden, but the 12th world leader overall, leading many to speculate the delayed call was a sign of things to come for Israel-U.S. ties.

Donald Trump, by contrast, called Netanyahu within two days of becoming president.

The conversation was “very friendly and warm and lasted about an hour,” the Prime Minister’s Office said.

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“The two leaders noted their personal ties of many years and said they will work together to continue bolstering the strong alliance between Israel and the U.S.,” the readout outlined.

Biden later confirmed to reporters it was a “good conversation.”

A White House statement said Biden “affirmed his personal history of steadfast commitment to Israel’s security and conveyed his intent

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