Arriving Amid Spate of Terror Attacks, Biden Pledges ‘Total’ Support for Israeli Security

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The Times of Israel reports: Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night pledged “total, unvarnished commitment” to the security of Israel, having arrived in the country in the midst of a spate of terror attacks.

Biden landed at Ben-Gurion Airport in late afternoon, as Israel reeled from three attacks — in Jerusalem, in Petah Tikva, and in Jaffa, not far from where he held his visit’s first meeting, with former president Shimon Peres. The sirens of ambulances rushing to the scene of the Jaffa attack were clearly audible as Peres hosted Biden, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.

Speaking after their talks, Peres said Israel was battling terror attacks, and was also battling for peace, and specifically a two-state solution.

Responded Biden: “We have absolutely, total unvarnished commitment to the security of Israel.” He also said he hoped “we can make some progress” during his meetings in Israel and in the West Bank on Wednesday.

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