Despite Israel's Political Upheaval, Biden Visit Still On


Despite Israel's intense political turmoil, which saw the ruling coalition lose its Knesset majority last week, President Joe Biden's visit will still proceed as planned.

The Times of Israel reports:

The White House reportedly informed Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office on Saturday that US President Joe Biden still plans to visit Israel next month, despite the political turmoil in Jerusalem.

The president’s trip, announced last month, will take place as planned and is expected to happen at the end of June, Channel 12 said.

Preparations for the trip are already underway, including security coordination between Israeli and US officials.

The White House and the Israeli government have already clashed over the construction of settlements in the West Bank, though this has not resulted in any serious crisis between Israel and the US.

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