Biden speaks with new Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett, highlights priorities

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Sunday spoke with the new Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett and highlighted “his decades of steadfast support for the U.S.-Israel relationship and his unwavering commitment to Israel’s security,” the White House said. 

According to the White House, President Biden also expressed “his firm intent to deepen cooperation between the United States and Israel on the many challenges and opportunities facing the region.”

It added that both leaders “agreed that they and their teams would consult closely on all matters related to regional security, including Iran.” 

“The President also conveyed that his administration intends to work closely with the Israeli government on efforts to advance peace, security, and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians.”  

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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