US President Joe Biden congratulates Israel's new PM Naftali Bennett

US President Joe Biden congratulated Naftali Bennett after he was elected as the new Prime Minister of Israel on Sunday.
"President Biden highlighted his decades of steadfast support for the U.S.-Israel relationship and his unwavering commitment to Israel’s security," The White House said in a statement.

"He expressed his firm intent to deepen cooperation between the United States and Israel on the many challenges and opportunities facing the region," The White House added.

The leaders agreed that they and their teams would consult closely on all matters related to regional security, including Iran.

The President also conveyed that his administration intends to work closely with the Israeli government on efforts to advance peace, security, and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians.