Joe Biden

Biden Urges Israelis and Palestinians To Work on Peace Agreement

Says the two sides have the chance to create an "island of stability" in the Middle East

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Vice President Biden said peace talks between Israel and Palestine could create "one island of stability" in the Middle East and implored negotiators to seize the moment during a bilateral meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres on Monday.

Biden met with Peres after the funeral services for the late former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro were also in the U.S. delegation.