President Joe Biden will travel to Israel on Wednesday, October 18th, to show “steadfast support” in the face of “Hamas’s brutal terrorist attacks and consult on next steps.”
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre released a statement announcing the presidential travel plans to the war-torn region on Wednesday evening. After meeting with Israeli leadership, Biden will travel to neighboring Jordan, where he will meet with Jordanian King Abdullah, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Read the complete statement from the White House below:
Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on President Biden’s Travel to Israel and Jordan
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will travel to Israel on Wednesday, October 18, to demonstrate his steadfast support for Israel in the face of Hamas’s brutal terrorist attack and to consult on next steps.
President Biden will then travel to Amman, Jordan, where he will meet with his Majesty King Abdullah, Egyptian President Sisi, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. He will reiterate that Hamas does not stand for the Palestinian people’s right to dignity and self-determination and discuss the humanitarian needs of civilians in Gaza.