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While several candidates criticized the move, they said they didn’t think returning it to Tel Aviv would accomplish much.
Three major Democratic presidential candidates were ambushed by Jewish anti-occupation activists from the IfNotNow organization over the weekend.
Biden also said he would rejoin the Iran deal.
A 2010 visit by Biden to Israel turned sour after the Jerusalem Municipality chose that moment to announce the construction of 1,600 apartments over the Green Line.
By MICHAEL WILNER,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Vice president's trip will include visits to the United Arab Emirates, Israel, West Bank and Jordan.
Visit comes 6 years to day after his last visit, marred by Jerusalem housing flap.
By HERB KEINON
A US official later clarified that Biden was talking about a military solution to Islamic State, not Syria as a whole.
"No one can undermine our relationship and the security of the Jewish and democratic State of Israel," says the US vice president.
Should he choose to run, Biden will be up against Hillary Clinton.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Many Democrats are worried that Clinton will crash and burn, that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is closing in on her, is too old and too liberal, and that there are few other viable alternatives.
By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD
US vice president tells Jewish leaders he is confident deal will halt Tehran's capability to develop an atomic bomb.
Congress will vote in September on whether to approve the deal reached between six world powers, including the United States, and Iran.
Biden told a packed arena that the ideology that drove Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old engineer, to go on a rampage at two local military facilities was no match for national character.
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