White House says no 'specific date' yet for Biden-Netanyahu call

President Joe Biden will talk “soon” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but has no specific plan to do so yet, the White House said Thursday, underlining an apparent distancing in the key relationship. Three weeks into his presidency, Biden has pointedly reached out to a raft of traditional US allies but kept some leaders who were particularly cozy with his predecessor Donald Trump at arm’s length. “The president looks forward to speaking with Prime Minister Netanyahu,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. “He’ll be talking with him soon. I don’t have a specific da…

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