Two American presidents, one Israeli prime minister and a stage of diplomatic chutzpah unprecedented within the historical past of the US-Israeli relationship.
The brief reply is he should not.
The appearance of the Biden administration will definitely replicate a change. Certainly, as Biden will doubtless search to undo a lot of what Trump has carried out on the problem of the Palestinians, and virtually definitely tries to interact with Iran, the street he and Netanyahu will journey is certain to get bumpier.
However anybody who believes that the Biden-Netanyahu relationship is headed for a prepare wreck must lie down and wait quietly till the sensation passes. And here is why.
First, Biden shall be very busy. Confronted with the best problem of nationwide restoration maybe of any president since Franklin Roosevelt, he’ll want to choose his points — and particularly his fights — rigorously. He’ll have restricted bandwidth for any international coverage situation that is not critically essential to America’s safety. His presidency shall be formed by whether or not he can beat Covid-19 and restore prosperity, not by Center East diplomacy. And he’ll greater than doubtless have a Republican Senate full of Israel-firsters to remind him that he isn’t a completely free agent. The very last thing Biden will need or want is a blowup with an in depth ally prone to distract, waste political capital or give Republicans a simple level of assault.
Nonetheless, so long as Netanyahu stays Prime Minister, Iran is at finest a fraught situation within the US-Israeli relationship that can must be very rigorously managed.