Joe Biden

Joe Biden is the 46th president of the United States of America. Biden is a member of the Democrat party, and is a career politician. He served as former US president Barack Obama’s vice-president. He had previously been a candidate for the 1988 Democratic presidential candidate. Biden served as a member of the Senate from 1972 until 2008, when he became vice-president. Kamala Harris serves as his vice-president.


Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania to a Catholic family. As a law student, he married Neilia Hunter in 1966. A few weeks after Biden was elected to Senate, his wife and one-year old daughter were killed in a tragic automobile accident. He married Jill Tracy Jacobs in 1977, and had one daughter with her, Ashley Blazer. Biden had two sons, Joseph “Beau” and Hunter, with Neilia. Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. His son Hunter has been embroiled in a number of financial and behavioral scandals that have served as a black mark on the Biden Administration.


There have been several policies of note during his term as president. Biden oversaw the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the consequential return of the Taliban. His administration also oversaw the Post-Trump Coronavirus pandemic response and economic recovery. 


The Biden administration is committed to the two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians. Biden is supportive of Israel’s right to exist, but his administration clashed with the Bennett government on several policy issues. Biden has pressured Israel to commit freezing any building over the Green Line. His administration has been critical of the decision by the Israeli government to label six NGOs as PFLP terrorist affiliates. The Biden administration promised the Palestinian Authority that it would open a consulate in Jerusalem, which has raised the ire of Israeli leaders across the political spectrum. In comparison to the Trump and Obama  administrations, Biden has taken a very moderate and hands-off approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Shireen Abu Akleh probe could harm Biden-Abbas meeting - analysis

Not holding Israel “fully and directly responsible” for death of Abu Akleh will negatively impact relations between Palestinians and US.

Biden should champion the Abraham-and-Sarah Accords - opinion

If, as a politician, Biden must put his mark on things, why not push the Saudis to join the accords fully, renaming them the Abraham-and-Sarah Accords?

05/07/2022

US ponders agonizing handshake in Saudi Arabia it wants to avoid - opinion

The American interest requires doing business with the young MBS, who is expected to rule Saudi Arabia for many years to come.

By AVI GIL
05/07/2022

Marshall Plan could solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - WJC president

US President Joe Biden has a "great opportunity" to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Lauder argues. Here's how.

PA official tells 'Post' the Palestinians' 5 demands for Biden

The Palestinian Authority told the Post they want Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid to meet with PA President Mahmoud Abbas as soon as possible.

Soviet equipment for Ukraine running out as US pushes for NATO switch

While still attempting to provide Soviet arms, the Biden administration hopes Ukraine will use more Western equipment in the long run.

I went to Medina as a Jew, Biden should go too - opinion

On the road to Medina, Saudi officials recently removed signs reading “Muslims only.”

01/07/2022

Biden should speak to Israelis in West Bank, not about them - opinion

Biden is coming right here, to hear and see only the Arab perspective, in Ramallah, and not the Jewish perspective.

By ISRAEL GANZ
01/07/2022

Hamas and the PA left out of the Middle East

PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS: The PA is concerned that the Palestinian issue will be sidelined in the wake of a new Middle East security alliance.

US Supreme Court limits federal power to curb carbon emissions

The decision will constrain the EPA's ability to issue any regulations on power plants that push for an ambitious national shift in energy policy toward renewable sources.

By REUTERS
30/06/2022
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