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Joe Biden finally calls Israeli PM Netanyahu, both agree to further peace agreements with Arab nations

Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with labor leaders about the American Rescue Plan, the administration's coronavirus response bill, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on February 17, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with labor leaders about the American Rescue Plan, the administration’s coronavirus response bill, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on February 17, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 12:15 PM PT – Thursday, February 18, 2021

Joe Biden finally called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nearly a month after he took office. According to reports, Biden made the call late Wednesday.

The call lasted nearly an hour and the conversation was described as “warm and friendly.” Biden reportedly said the U.S. will continue to support the normalization of relations between Israel and other Arab nations.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu attends a ceremony marking the 4,000,000th person to be vaccinated at Leumit Health Care Services vaccination facility in Jerusalem on February 16, 2021. - Israel's largest healthcare provider said a study of more than half a million fully vaccinated Israelis indicated the Pfizer/BioNTech jab gave 94 percent protection against Covid-19. (Photo by Alex KOLOMIENSKY / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ALEX KOLOMIENSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu attends a ceremony marking the 4,000,000th person to be vaccinated at Leumit Health Care Services vaccination facility in Jerusalem on February 16, 2021. (Photo by ALEX KOLOMIENSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Both leaders said they will continue working together to strengthen the alliance between Israel and the U.S.

“Only yesterday in my conversation with my friend Joe Biden,” Netanyahu said. “We talked for a long time about many issues.”

Biden also congratulated Netanyahu on his leadership through the pandemic. The Prime Minister shot down rumors that Biden was seeking to distance himself from Israel and added he believes they will advance more peace agreements.

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