Israel is ahead of most countries in vaccinating its population. The country announced that 4 million Israelis were vaccinated on Tuesday, but people younger than 50 have been increasingly hesitant to receive the shot.
The White House said Biden "underscored the importance of working to advance peace throughout the region, including between Israelis and Palestinians," but Netanyahu's office made no such reference in its own account.
President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "discussed the importance of continued close consultation on regional security issues" during their first phone conversation since Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.
"Israel is, of course, an ally. Israel is a country where we have an important strategic security relationship, and our team is fully engaged," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
Once more, the only real issue on the ballot will be, should Netanyahu continue as prime minister?
The recent tests were a clear message to Iran and its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah.
Israel's skies were closed to foreign nationals, and Israelis had 48 hours to return home or face quarantine in a designated hotel.
It's time for Saudi Arabia to take control of its future. That starts by normalizing relations with Israel.
Both in Israel and in America, the impact of the Trump era on the news landscape runs deep.
The Israeli hard right might find it difficult to get game changers like annexation past a Biden administration, but the Democrat is not seen as likely to roll back Netanyahu's gains under Trump.
"The Peace Prize is for peace, not for being a nice guy. Netanyahu brought peace," says one of the Israeli prime minister's supporters. Others—including the Palestinians—don't see it that way.
For a peace accord between countries who had never, ever been at war, shared a border, or clashed violently over any dispute, gentlemen, I... guess I salute you.
An Iranian government spokesperson said the deal was made "in favor" of President Donald Trump's reelection.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared "the dawn of a new Middle East" with the formal signing of the historic U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords, an effort at normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain—though it remains to be seen how far the Middle East peace deal will spread.
The lockdown, opposed by some cabinet members, will begin on Friday and include the Jewish New Year.
Beleaguered as they are, the two leaders' mastery of social media is giving them a competitive edge over domestic rivals.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, contra his critics, has emerged as an expert peacemaker.
To the world, he's a hardline opponent of peace, but the record proves that Israel's longest-serving prime minister is his country's most skillful and successful diplomat.
A Trump Doctrine has emerged.
"We think that there's momentum for some additional parties to join and to normalize relations with Israel," said National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien.
President Trump's foreign policy doctrine has helped usher in a historic week in the Middle East.
The agreement on a process of normalization, while not a full peace accord yet, deserves credit.
"The Palestinian leadership rejects and denounces the UAE, Israeli and U.S. trilateral, surprising announcement," a spokesperson for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.
A closer Japan-Israel alliance could strengthen America's hand against the Chinese Communist Party.