WASHINGTON — President Biden has still not called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nearly a month after his Jan. 20 inauguration, the White House confirmed Tuesday.
At her daily briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki was asked to clarify whether the new Biden administration considered the nations of Israel and Saudi Arabia as US allies.
“His first call with a leader in the region will be with Prime Minister Netanyahu,” Psaki said. “It will be soon. I don’t have an exact date for you but it is soon. Stay tuned,” she continued.
“Israel is of course an ally. Israel is a country where we have an important strategic security relationship and our team is fully engaged, not at the head of state level quite yet, but very soon, but our team is fully engaged and having constant conservations at many levels with the Israelis,” she added.
Biden’s decision not to include Netanyahu in his flurry of early calls to world