Biden Has Yet To Call Israel’s Netanyahu

Biden Has Yet To Call Israel’s Netanyahu

The White House is maintaining that President Joe Biden will “soon” speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but some are questioning if there are other reasons as to why the new president has waited to reach out.

Biden has already spoken to European and Asian leaders, but multiple administration sources told CNN on Thursday that such indicates the administration’s priorities are more focused on “confronting China and Russia as well as repairing relations and damaged alliances.”

CNN notes that “while Israel is still a critical ally,” an unnamed source “said there is some sense of payback in making Netanyahu wait for a call.”

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The same source noted on the history between the two leaders, noting that Netanyahu portrayed a “cool treatment” of former President Obama and maintained a “close alignment with former President Donald Trump.” In addition, the prime minister was slower than other world leaders to congratulate Biden after media outlets announced his victory.

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