Article originally appeared on thepostmillennial.com.
Joe Biden is visiting Israel on Wednesday in a surprise move demonstrating his support for the country amidst the turmoil caused by an unexpected terrorist attack by Hamas.
The announcement of Biden’s trip was made by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who disclosed the plan from Israel’s capital, Tel Aviv.
Following a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Blinken emphasized that Biden’s visit intends to reaffirm the United States’ solidarity with Israel. “He’s coming here at a critical moment for Israel, for the region and for the world,” Blinken said. According to Blinken, Biden aims to directly understand the needs of the Israeli people in securing their safety.
The purpose of his visit is to display solidarity with the nation as it grapples with the aftermath of the attack and readies itself for a potential ground invasion aimed at eliminating the militant group situated along its borders.
“On Wednesday, I’ll travel to Israel to stand in solidarity in the face of Hamas’s brutal terrorist attack. I’ll then travel to Jordan to address dire humanitarian needs, meet with leaders, and make clear that Hamas does not stand for Palestinians’ right to self-determination,” somone tweeted in first person from Biden’s POTUS X account.
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