Alex Kolomiensky / Pool / AFP via Getty ImagesIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a ceremony at the Leumit Health Care Services vaccination facility in Jerusalem on Feb. 16, 2021. (Alex Kolomiensky / Pool / AFP via Getty Images)
U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone on Wednesday after a month of silence that raised concerns about a frostier relationship between the two allies.
Netanyahu’s office was first to announce the conversation on Wednesday night, releasing a photo of a smiling Netanyahu holding a phone to his ear.
It said in a statement that the conversation was “warm and friendly” and lasted about an hour.
“We had a good conversation,” Biden said during a brief exchange with reporters.
The prime minister’s office was more descriptive.