Dr Mike Evans

Benjamin Netanyahu receives call from Joe Biden to congratulate his recent victory

Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu received a call from U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday to congratulate him in his victory in the recent Israeli national elections.

The eight-minute call also highlighted relations between the two nations, calling the alliance between the U.S. and Israel stronger than ever.

“President Biden called and congratulated me on the election victory and said that the alliance between Israel and the United States is stronger than ever,” Netanyahu posted to social media following the call.

“I thanked President Biden for his 40-year personal friendship and his commitment to the State of Israel. I told him that we are in our power to achieve more peace agreements and also deal with the threat of Iranian aggression,” he added.

Biden visited Israel for the first time as president in July, signing the Jerusalem Accord that committed to keeping Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Since the signing, Iran has increased concerns by selling drones to Russia for use in its invasion in Ukraine.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides also called Netanyahu and “congratulated him on his victory and told him I look forward to working together to maintain the unbreakable bond” between the two nations.

Netanyahu has received a number of calls from other world leaders to celebrate his victory in last week’s elections, including a call from Italy’s recently elected Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.

Netanyahu previously served as Israel’s prime minister for 12 years, as well as three years in a previous term. He was elected to office in his comeback bid 16 months after leaving office as his coalition bloc won 64 of 120 seats in the Knesset.