WH not responding to PM request for phone call: Israeli Media
Israeli media reports that the White House has not been responding to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's request for a phone call with president Joe Biden.
It has been weeks, and the White House is yet to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's request for a phone call with US President Joe Biden.
Israeli Channel 13 political correspondent Sefi Ovadia voiced shock over the fact that no phone call was held between "Tel Aviv" and Washington at the height of the nuclear talks between Iran and major powers, including the United States.
"This comes despite the Israeli dissatisfaction and concerns over the negotiations," Ovadia said.
The correspondent highlighted the "harsh call" that took place between US State Secretary Antony Blinken and Israeli occupation PM Naftali Bennett when the latter asked Blinken to "talk about the Iranian issue, but Blinken brought up the issue of construction in Atarot."
"The Americans object every time construction plans beyond the green line are published," the correspondent said.
According to Israeli media, Biden's national security adviser landed in "Israel," and he will meet Tuesday with Israeli President Isaac Herzog and Wednesday with Prime Minister Bennett.
Political sources told Israeli media a call between Biden and Bennett would take place after the conclusion of Jake Sullivan's visit after the White House did not respond to the PM's request for a phone call in light of a situation Bennett sees as "existential" for the occupation.
The Israeli and US stances on the Vienna talks seemed to be contrasting during the last round of the negotiations.
Israeli occupation Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on December 2 urged the United States to halt the nuclear talks between Iran and major powers in Vienna, also known as the Vienna talks, accusing Tehran of "nuclear blackmail."
Israeli "Walla!" News political commentator Barak Ravid had said in an interview "Israel" had concerns over the approach of Western major powers toward Iran in the Vienna talks.
Ravid declared that "Tel Aviv" is not ready for a military operation against Tehran, and has no legitimate grounds for one.
Before the resumption of the Vienna talks, "Israel" was asking the major powers to condition the continuation of talks with Iran to Iran's cessation of all nuclear activities.