Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Tuesday, July 12, 2022
US envoy: Biden will ’emphasize again and again the vision of a two-state solution’
Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter
US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides says that the purpose of US President Joe Biden’s visit is to emphasize why the US-Israel relationship is important to Israelis and Americans, Jews, Muslims and Christians.
Biden will also “emphasize again and again the vision of a two-state solution,” Nides says, speaking at a gala for journalists at the Touro Restaurant in Jerusalem.
Biden will aim to connect with the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, he says, and display “why he cares, why this place is so important.”