US President Joe Biden has not yet contacted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
According to White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki that Biden not making a phone call to Netanyahu is not an intentional snub.
“Obviously, we have a long and important relationship with Israel, and the President has known him and has been working on a range of issues that there’s a mutual commitment to for some time. It is just a reflection of the fact that we have been here for three and a half weeks, he’s not called every single global leader yet, and he is eager to do that in the weeks ahead,” Psaki said during a press conference
The statement came after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken suggested that Biden would not stick to Trump’s move to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
In his first three weeks in office, Biden made a number of phone calls to Washington’s allies around the world, including to the leaders of Russia, China, Mexico, Britain, India, France, Germany, Japan, and South Korea.
Notably, former US presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama spoke to Netanyahu within days of their taking office.