US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan: Recent calls do “not portend any imminent breakthrough or action with respect to the question of normalization."
"We all know that the Kremlin has a long history of killing opponents," said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. "It's very clear what happened here."
White House spokesperson John Kirby said the administration was still collecting information about the case and had no comment yet.
Dermer's reported visit comes as Washington is in negotiations with the Saudis to bring about diplomatic relations between Jerusalem and Riyadh.
Mossad chief Barnea has been deeply involved in progress between Israel and many countries with whom it currently has no diplomatic relations.
The Biden White House is playing a very serious diplomatic game – hugging their ceremonial head of state, while snubbing their elected head of government.
Netanyahu spoke amid a period of tension with Washington over the Knesset passage earlier this week of legislation that narrows the review powers of the court.
Netanyahu told ABC that the bill and his plan strengthened Israeli democracy, by restoring a balance between the judicial branch and the legislature.
One reported incident cited, First Lady Jill Biden could not hold the dog back from them.
The comment came as Greg Gutfeld berated a Jewish cohost who was critiquing a Florida Department of Education curriculum that recommends teaching that slaves acquired useful skills.