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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Biden says no change to US 'strategic ambiguity' on Taiwan

Japan scrambles signals from Russian and Chinese warplanes conducting patrol in the region.

By REUTERS
23/05/2022

Russia declares travel ban on 963 Americans including Biden and Blinken

The Foreign Ministry said it had added 26 new names to a list of Canadians it has barred from travelling to Russia, including defence chiefs, defence industry executives and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau.

By REUTERS
21/05/2022

Biden, S. Korea's Yoon vow to deter N. Korea but offer COVID-19 aid

US President Joe Biden and new South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol met in Seoul for their first diplomatic engagement since the South Korean president's inauguration 11 days ago.

By REUTERS
21/05/2022

Will a Biden visit to Israel save Bennett's government or sink him?

Netanyahu may use Biden's visit to claim that he made the US embassy move to Jerusalem while Bennett made the US recognize Palestinian claims to the capital.

20/05/2022

Now is a bad time for Biden to visit Israel - opinion

A visit from US President Joe Biden to Israel will only enhance the fantasies of the faltering government of PM Naftali Bennett and FM Yair Lapid.

19/05/2022

Biden trip to Israel in jeopardy as Bennett gov’t nears collapse

It is highly unlikly US President Joe Biden will proceed with his planned visit if the Knesset dissolves and Israel heads to its fifth elections.

19/05/2022

US Senate confirms Biden's pick for ambassador to Ukraine

Brink was also confirmed by unanimous voice vote in 2019, when former Republican President Donald Trump nominated her for the position in Bratislava.

By REUTERS
19/05/2022

Biden’s Israel visit will highlight ‘strategic ties,' Hochstein says

Hochstein called the Trump administration’s decision to exit the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action known as the Iran deal, a “tragic mistake.”

Can a Biden and a Netanyahu comeback intersect in Jerusalem? - analysis

If Biden wants to make a gesture to the Palestinians, let him do so in Ramallah or Bethlehem, but not Jerusalem.

17/05/2022

In Buffalo, Biden to meet victims' families after white supremacist shooting

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday Biden would "comfort the families of the ten people whose lives were senselessly taken in this horrific shooting."

By REUTERS
17/05/2022
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