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Biden congratulates Israel’s Netanyahu on election win

Benjamin Netanyahu’s political comeback ushers in a complicated new chapter in US-Israel relations.
Israel's ex-premier and leader of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu.

President Joe Biden called to congratulate incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, as the veteran politician begins talks to form a new right-wing coalition government expected to be at odds with the Biden administration on a range of issues.  

Biden spoke with Netanyahu to "congratulate him on his party’s victory and commend Israel’s free and fair elections," according to a White House statement. 

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