Blinken “underscored our respect for democratic processes and reiterated our unwavering commitment to the strong US-Israel strategic relationship,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.
Blinken “emphasized our continuing close coordination on regional and global issues,” he said.
Price earlier told reporters: “The strength of our relationship does not depend on who sits in the Oval Office. It doesn’t depend on who sits in the prime minister’s chair in Israel.”
The snap election could see a comeback bid by Benjamin Netanyahu, the veteran right-wing politician who had a tense relationship with former US president Barack Obama, under whom Biden was vice president.
The coalition government led by the right-wing Naftali Bennett and centrist Lapid had sought to tone down and depoliticize Israel’s relations with the United States, Israel’s crucial ally.
Netanyahu had rallied behind the US Republican Party, especially in its hawkish line on Iran and opposition to a nuclear deal with Tehran negotiated under Obama.
Netanyahu’s stance and Israel’s rightward turn in handling the Palestinian issue have alienated left-leaning members of Biden’s Democratic Party, which historically supported Israel.