What is going on here? This is the fourth major world leader Harris has spoken to.
Macron, Trudeau, Morrison of Australia, and now Netanyahu.
At least Bibi has already talked with President Biden, although the call was quite delayed in a show of Biden’s distaste for the Israeli prime minister.
Harris is actually a relatively pro-Israel Democrat, it seems. Her husband is Jewish, and her statements don’t reflect the level of hostility of some on the left.
But what’s odd is that, with Biden a not-particularly-robust 78, they are giving her this kind of role and experience.
According to the White House:
“Vice President Kamala Harris spoke today by phone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and underscored the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to the U.S.-Israel partnership. The Vice President emphasized the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security. She expressed strong support for Israel’s recent groundbreaking normalization agreements with countries in the Arab and Muslim world, and stressed the importance of advancing peace, security, and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians alike.
“The Vice President and Prime Minister agreed on the importance of continuing close cooperation and partnership on regional security issues, including Iran’s nuclear program and the regime’s dangerous regional behavior. They discussed the importance of advancing scientific cooperation between our two countries and efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. They also noted their respective governments’ opposition to the International Criminal Court’s attempts to exercise its jurisdiction over Israeli personnel.”