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Two months. Two hours

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The telephone in the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem rang twice. Both calls originated from the White House in Washington. The first call from newly-elected American democratic president, Joe Biden to then prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu rang two months after the president had been sworn into office. The second call to newly-elected prime minister Naftali Bennett came only in two hours after the swearing-in.

Perhaps it took President Biden two months to find Netanyahu’s telephone number. More likely it was his distaste of Netanyahu that prompted him to delay a phone call. Not so with Bennett whom he respects and admires.

While Netanyahu was a sitting prime minister at the time of America’s election of Joe Biden for president, he was not extended an invitation to visit the White House. For president Biden, Bibi was a persona non grata. Bennett can expect an invitation very soon after he has settled into his new role as our prime minister.

One of Biden’s grievances against Netanyahu, a very understandable reason, was due to Netanyahu’s “marriage” to the Trump Republican party completely ignoring the Democratic party. Democrats in Congress were disturbed by Bibi’s lack of respect and concern for them. Rightly so.

Netanyahu had always tossed his hat in the ring for his buddy, Donald J. Trump.........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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