UPDATED 12:15 PM PT – Thursday, February 18, 2021
Joe Biden finally called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nearly a month after he took office. According to reports, Biden made the call late Wednesday.
The call lasted nearly an hour and the conversation was described as “warm and friendly.” Biden reportedly said the U.S. will continue to support the normalization of relations between Israel and other Arab nations.
Both leaders said they will continue working together to strengthen the alliance between Israel and the U.S.
“Only yesterday in my conversation with my friend Joe Biden,” Netanyahu said. “We talked for a long time about many issues.”
Biden also congratulated Netanyahu on his leadership through the pandemic. The Prime Minister shot down rumors that Biden was seeking to distance himself from Israel and added he believes they will advance more peace agreements.