Biden To Israel: 'Take Risks For Peace'
While visiting Israel, Vice President Biden said that the newly-announced indirect talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, to be mediated by the United States, would be "a vehicle by which we can begin to allay that layer of mistrust that has built up in the last several years." Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden said, "The United States will always stand with those who take risks for peace," also saying to Netanyahu, "you're prepared to do that."
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Obama's Day Ahead
President Obama will receive the presidential daily briefing at 9:30 a.m. ET, will receive the economic daily briefing at 10 a.m. ET, and will meet with senior advisers at 10:30 a.m. ET. He will have lunch at 12:15 p.m. ET with business leaders, and will meet at 2 p.m. ET with Prime Minister Papandreou of Greece. At 3:10 p.m. ET, he will greet and thank members of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He will meet at 4:30 p.m. ET with a bipartisan group of Senators, to discuss energy policy. He will deliver remarks at 5:30 p.m. ET, at a reception honoring Greek Independence Day.