Following a Long Wait, Biden Invites Netanyahu to White House

US President Joe Biden (L) with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: Video Grab)

US President Joe Biden has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to Washington for an official visit, a statement from the Israeli leader’s office said on Monday, Reuters reports.

The move marks a shift in US-Israeli relations as most Israeli prime ministers had already received an invitation to the White House this far into their terms.

Netanyahu, on the other hand, has waited for nearly seven months to receive such an invite.

It remains unclear what compelled Biden to change his attitude towards Netanyahu and his right-wing government.

The two leaders shared a “long and warm” conversation, the Israeli statement said, focused on curbing supposed threats from Iran and its so-called proxies and strengthening the alliance between the two countries.

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