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Biden travels to Israel and Jordan in the midst of the Israel-Hamas war

2023-10-19T14:36:50+00:00
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  • Joe Biden travels to Israel and Jordan.
  • He’s there to address the Israel-Hamas war.
  • The US hopes to mediate.

President Joe Biden is traveling to Israel and Jordan on Wednesday to meet with Israeli and Arab leaders about the Israel-Hamas war.

This comes amid growing concerns that it could expand into a larger regional conflict.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the president’s plans to travel to the Middle East.

Meanwhile, the situation on the Gaza Strip becomes more serious and as Israel prepares for a possible ground attack against Hamas.

Joe Biden travels to Israel Wednesday

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Hamas is responsible for what U.S. and Israeli officials say was the deadliest attack on Jews since the Holocaust.

President Joe Biden is seeking to send the strongest message yet that the United States is behind Israel.

His administration has promised military support and is sending US aircraft carriers and aid to the region.

Officials have said they will ask Congress for more than $2 billion in additional aid for both Israel and Ukraine, which is fighting the Russian invasion.

Crucial missions for stability in the region

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This trip by President Biden takes on special relevance given the escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Tensions have reached a fever pitch, raising concerns that it could lead to a larger regional conflict.

Biden’s approach is clear: to express the firm support of the United States for Israel in this challenging context.

The United States and Israel «have agreed to develop a plan that will allow aid from donor countries and multilateral organizations to reach civilians in Gaza.»

The United States supports Israel

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Blinken made the announcement early Tuesday after more than seven hours of talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli officials.

«He is coming here at a critical moment for Israel, for the region and for the world,» said Antony Blinken, announcing the president’s trip.

Shortly after, in Washington, White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby announced that Biden would also travel to Jordan.

There, he will meet with King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Tensions in the Gaza Strip

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«We’ve been crystal clear about the need for humanitarian aid to be able to continue to flow into Gaza,» Kirby said.

“That has been a consistent call by President Biden and certainly by this entire administration,” Kirby added.

Trucks loaded with aid were stopped on Monday at Egypt’s border with Gaza, and prohibited from entering.

Residents pleaded for water, food and fuel for dying generators, saying the Palestinian territory was on the brink of total collapse.

Joe Biden postpones trip to Colorado

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Biden had been scheduled to travel to Pueblo, Colorado on Monday, but decided to postpone the visit so he could speak with his fellow leaders about the situation developing in the Middle East.

The announcement came after Biden consulted with a trio of world leaders and his own national security team.

There is growing global concern about the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Gaza Strip and fears that it could escalate into a broader regional conflict.

Biden and Kamala Harris were briefed in the Oval Office by their national security team about the situation on the ground in Israel and Gaza, according to The Associated Press.

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