Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has finally received a call from US President Biden. He had to wait almost a month for it.
Normally, a United States president calls the leader of the critical Middle East ally within days of being sworn in.
The highly unusual delay fueled speculation that Biden Netanyahu shied away because the prime minister had an extraordinarily close relationship with former President Trump. The two called each other for about an hour on Wednesday.
In a tweet, Netanyahu said it had been a “very friendly and warm” conversation. He had a somewhat troubled relationship with President Barack Obama, Biden’s former boss and Democratic party member.
Last week, a top Israeli diplomat urged Biden to call Netanyahu. He tweeted a list of ten countries that had already received calls.