March 8, 2010 |
Vice President Joe Biden was due to arrive Monday in Israel on a mission to mend relations after a rocky first year for new administrations in both countries. During the three-day visit, Biden is expected to consult with Israeli leaders about Iran and kick off peace negotiations -- albeit indirect ones -- between Israelis and Palestinians. The Palestine Liberation Organization led by Fatah formally endorsed U.S.-brokered talks on Sunday. But analysts and officials say the primary objective for Biden, the highest-ranking administration official to visit Israel since President Obama's election, is to give Israel's government a diplomatic nod and boost Israelis' confidence in the U.S. president.
March 9, 2010 |
I condemn the decision by the government of Israel to advance planning for new housing units in East Jerusalem. The substance and timing of the announcement, particularly with the launching of proximity talks, is precisely the kind of step that undermines the trust we need right now and runs counter to the constructive discussions that I've had here in Israel. We must build an atmosphere to support negotiations, not complicate them. This announcement underscores the need to get negotiations under way that can resolve all the outstanding issues of the conflict.
March 27, 1987 |
Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) has been named co-chairman of Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s exploratory committee for the Democratic presidential nomination, a spokesman said Thursday. The Delaware Democrat is expected to formally announce his bid for the nomination in late May or early June.
February 17, 1988 |
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) continues to improve following surgery last week to correct an aneurysm in an artery supplying blood to his brain, a spokesman for Walter Reed Army Medical Center said Tuesday. Pete Esker said Biden "spent a quiet night" after being transferred out of the intensive care unit.
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February 17, 1987 |
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) said Monday that he will formally announce in May his candidacy for his party's presidential nomination. Biden told supporters at a Statehouse news conference that "my intention is to run . . . . I plan on being a candidate for President."
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May 5, 1988 |
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) was listed in satisfactory condition Wednesday, one day after surgeons corrected an aneurysm on an artery that supplies blood to the right side of his brain, a Walter Reed Army Medical Center spokesman said. "Sen. Biden spent a restful night and is in good spirits," spokesman Peter Esker said.