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


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.