Israelis ask, for what reason hasn't the U.S. president called their PM at this point?

 Israelis ask, for what reason hasn't the U.S. president called their PM at this point?

JERUSALEM — Is Biden ghosting Bibi? 

Since President Biden got to work, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, or Bibi as he is known here, has been sitting tight for the conventional politeness call from the Oval Office. All things considered, the two Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama arrived at the leader promptly after making their vows of office. 

Be that as it may, three weeks into his term, as Biden has worked profound into his Rolodex of world pioneers without dialing Netanyahu's Balfour Street office, a lot of Israel's political class is prepared to announce it an out and out conciliatory reprimand. In the president's "roaring quietness," some see a since quite a while ago dreaded chilly tumble from the warm hug Netanyahu delighted in with Trump. 

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"Biden and his assistants mean to tell Netanyahu, 'That is no joke,'" security investigator Yossi Melman wrote in the every day Haaretz. "'The individual association and science you had with Donald Trump not just neglect to propel your remaining in Washington, they're an impediment.'"

Officials in both capitals have dismissed the idea that Biden’s call log carries any coded rebuke of Israel or its head of government. The White House says that Biden is dialing region by region and that the Middle East is coming up.

The president’s first calls, to Mexico and Canada, and to European and Asian capitals, addressed issues including immigration, trade, climate change, NATO and containing China, according to reports. The White House has also been consumed by a raging pandemic and economic crisis.

“There’s no reason for any drama,” said Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel during the Obama administration, who expects Netanyahu’s phone to ring soon. “Biden took office at a time of national emergency that no president has faced since FDR. The calls he has conducted reflect those priorities.”

Netanyahu himself downplayed the possibility that he was being slighted by the new president. The prime minister noted that he and Biden have known each other for decades and that he called Biden soon after he was declared the winner of the election in November.

"He is settling on decisions to world pioneers as indicated by the request he sees fit," Netanyahu said when interrogated concerning Biden during an appearance with the Greek executive in Jerusalem this week. "The Israel-U.S. partnership is solid, as is our kinship of right around 40 years, however we may not concede to everything." 

Gotten some information about when Biden may put the call, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that he "looks forward" to talking with Netanyahu. "He's clearly someone that he has a long-standing relationship with, and clearly there's a significant relationship that the United States has with Israel on the security front and as a critical accomplice in the area. Be that as it may, he'll talk with him soon," Psaki said. She added that she didn't have a particular date or time. 

Netanyahu has fabricated his picture as a political mammoth, partially by promoting his speed-dial associations with pioneers around the planet and in Washington specifically. In three past decisions, he bragged instructing a close hotline to Trump by means of then-U.S. Envoy David Friedman, the president's previous chapter 11 legal advisor.

The Trump White House seemed willing to help. Several major concessions to Netanyahu, such as supporting the annexation of the Golan Heights, were announced shortly before Israeli voters went to the polls.
Now, with Israel’s fourth election in two years scheduled for March 23, the contrast with a White House that hasn’t yet made a phone call must sting, according to those who know the prime minister.

“There is no doubt that he is not happy about this,” said Aviv Bushinsky, Netanyahu’s former chief of staff and media adviser. “I think Netanyahu will see it as a lack of respect.”
The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem declined to comment.
The no-phone-call chatter reached a pitch Wednesday when Israel’s former United Nations envoy, Danny Danon, tweeted a list of countries that Biden has already called leaders of and attached a number for the prime minister’s office (one that had been disconnected, as it turned out). “Might it now be time to call the leader of Israel, the closest ally of the US?” he asked.


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