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Why hasn't Benjamin Netanyahu called Joe Biden?


On November 9, 2016, Benjamin Netanyahu called Donald Trump to offer congratulations and to celebrate Trump's election the day before. The two discussed "regional issues," and in the end the president-elect invited the prime minister to the White House. It was a good call.

As of this writing on Thursday evening, a similar phone call has yet to take place between Netanyahu and the new president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. This despite Biden having been announced on Saturday night as the winner, one who has already fielded phone calls from the leaders of France, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

But the leader of Israel – the country that claims to have an intimate and unparalleled special relationship with the US – has yet to make that call.