The Newest: Biden looking for to ‘combine’ Israel into Mideast

JERUSALEM — The Newest on U.S. President Joe Biden‘s journey to the Mideast (all occasions native):

JERUSALEM — President Joe Biden says he’s working to advertise Israel’s burgeoning ties with Arab companions within the Center East.

The U.S. president spoke after assembly Israel’s interim prime minister, Yair Lapid, in Jerusalem on Thursday.

“I talked about how essential it was from my perspective for Israel to be completely built-in within the area,” Biden mentioned.

Beneath the Trump administration, Israel struck diplomatic offers with 4 Arab international locations generally known as the Abraham Accords.

Biden is hoping to construct on these fledgling ties as he heads to Saudi Arabia to fulfill with Gulf Arab companions this weekend. The ties are largely based mostly on shared considerations about Iran’s nuclear program and army actions throughout the area.

Lapid described Biden’s journey to Saudi Arabia as “extraordinarily essential to Israel.”

Biden additionally appeared to reinforce Lapid, who hopes to win a full time period in November elections. “We had an excellent starting of an extended, God keen, relationship,” Biden mentioned.



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JERUSALEM — The United Arab Emirates is investing $2 billion to launch meals processing facilities throughout India that can use climate-smart applied sciences to assist scale back waste and preserve contemporary water.

The initiative was introduced on Thursday forward of the primary digital leaders’ assembly of I2U2 — a brand new grouping of Israel, India, United States and UAE — that’s trying to spur joint investments in water, vitality, transportation, meals safety, and extra.

India will present land for the mission. U.S. and Israeli personal companies are invited to lend their experience to the mission that the group mentioned will assist maximize crop yields. The group has set tackling meals insecurity in South and Center East as a significant purpose.

President Joe Biden is participating the video assembly from Israel, the place he’s within the second day of a whirlwind go to to the Center East.


JERUSALEM — U.S. President Joe Biden has begun a one-on-one assembly in Jerusalem with Israel’s prime minister, Yair Lapid.

Their talks are the centerpiece of a 48-hour go to by the U.S. president geared toward strengthening already tight relations between the 2 international locations.

The leaders are anticipated to signal a joint declaration emphasizing army cooperation in addition to their dedication to stopping Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

The commitments to Israel might maintain essential symbolic significance forward of Biden’s assembly this weekend with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia as he seeks to strengthen a regionwide alliance towards Iran.

Thursday’s assembly additionally gives a lift to Lapid, who’s Israel’s interim prime minister till elections in November. Lapid’s important opponent is the previous prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his joint look his Biden might assist burnish his credentials as a statesman and chief.

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