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The Takeaway: If the phone doesn’t ring: Biden, Bibi still haven’t talked

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US Vice President Joe Biden (L) listens to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talk during joint statements in the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on March 9, 2016.  
Biden implicitly criticised Palestinian leaders for not condemning attacks against Israelis, as an upsurge in violence marred his visit.

 / AFP / POOL / DEBBIE HILL        (Photo credit should read DEBBIE HILL/AFP via Getty Images)

Israel: Why it matters that Netanyahu and Biden haven’t talked

As we go to press, US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu haven’t had a conversation since Biden took office on Jan. 20.

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