On Thursday, news came out from Israel that the Biden Administration, after nearly a month in office, has not yet contacted Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. One of the United States' greatest and most important allies and a nation that has been our strongest friend in the Middle East has not received even a phone call from Joe Biden.
Not only has the Biden administration not contacted Netanyahu, but on Friday during a White House press briefing Press Secretary Jen Psaki REFUSED to give a straight answer on whether or not Israel was still considered an ally of the United States.
The question is pretty simple: "Does the United States consider the Saudis and the Israelis important allies?" So, for such an obvious question, is Israel an ally of the United States, you'd expect a pretty straight forward answer.
But no, this is what you get:
Uh, well, you know again, I think we, uh, there are ongoing processes and internal, interagency processes, one that I think we confirmed in an interagency meeting just last week, to discuss a range of issues in the Middle East. Um, we've only been here three and a half weeks, uh, and I think I'm going to let those policy processes see themselves through before we give a complete lay down of what our national security approach is.
This rambling answer, which is becoming typical of press briefings in the Biden White House, says one thing very clearly: The Biden Administration has no interest in making any efforts to associate itself with Israel.
Who has Biden called in his first three weeks? Oh, you know, classic US allies like China's Xi Jinping and Vladamir Putin in Russia. But for some reason, after 4 years of the Trump administration being the most pro-Israel administration in US history, it seems like the Biden plan is to be as cold towards Israel as possible.
This on the heels of historic peace deals facilitated by the Trump administration, specifically the work of Jared Kushner. The left has never been very friendly with Israel, but the Biden administration appears to desire to undermine the work of the Trump administration bringing peace to the Middle East. Biden is even looking to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal.
But I'm sure that the "internal interagency processes" will clear all this up and undo all the "damage" done by the Bad Orange Man who brought the Middle East to the edge of heretofore unknown peace.