Netanyahu says Biden congratulates him after Israeli election win

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[1/2] Likud enactment person Benjamin Netanyahu waves arsenic helium addresses his supporters astatine his enactment office during Israel's wide predetermination successful Jerusalem, November 2, 2022. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo

JERUSALEM, Nov 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden connected Monday congratulated Israeli absorption person Benjamin Netanyahu aft his right-wing Likud enactment came retired connected apical successful a parliamentary election, Netanyahu said.

Biden, according to a station by Netanyahu connected Twitter, said the confederation betwixt the United States and Israel was stronger than ever.

Netanyahu said helium told Biden that they tin "achieve much bid agreements and woody with the menace of Iranian aggression."

Israel, during Netanyahu's erstwhile term, normalized ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain nether U.S. sponsorship.

Israel's 5th predetermination successful little than 4 years confirmed a comeback for Netanyahu, present buoyed by smaller ultranationalist and spiritual parties. His victorious bloc includes lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir, a West Bank settler and erstwhile subordinate of Kach, a Jewish militant radical connected Israeli and U.S. violent watchlists.

While Washington has publically reserved judgement pending the caller Israeli coalition's formation, a State Department spokesperson connected Wednesday emphasised the countries' "shared values."

Reporting by Emily Rose Editing by Ari Rabinovitch and Leslie Adler

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