Biden Is Headed To Israel After Accepting Invitation

( It was reported over the weekend that President Joe Biden has accepted an invitation from Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to visit Israel, though no date for such a visit was reported.

In the readout of Biden’s Sunday morning phone call with Prime Minister Bennett, the White House said the President accepted Bennett’s invitation and would be traveling to Israel sometime “in the coming months.”

The White House readout claimed that Biden and Bennett have developed “a strong personal bond” since the Israeli Prime Minister visited Washington last August. During the call, the President boasted of the United States’ “unshakable partnership” with Israel, despite several significant differences, not the least of which is probably Prime Minister Bennett’s vehement opposition to the Biden administration’s plan to reboot the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran.

But whether the issue of the Iran nuclear deal came up during Sunday’s call is unclear. The only mention of the terrorist-supporting regime in the White House readout is that the two leaders discussed “shared regional and global security challenges, including the threat posed by Iran and its proxies.”

According to the White House, President Biden made note of Israeli and Palestinian officials’ ongoing efforts “to lower tensions and ensure a peaceful conclusion to the holy season of Ramadan.” The president offered his “unwavering support” for Israel’s right to defend itself, and also “welcomed” the $1 billion in US aid for Israel to replenish its Iron Dome system.

The White House said Biden and Bennett also remain committed to the work of the US-Israel Strategic Consultative Group that is headed up by both countries’ national security advisors.

From the White House readout of the call, it appears the two leaders didn’t discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine.