Biden Visit to Israel Marred by Spate of Palestinian Attacks

March 9, 2016 7:08 AM

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank got off to a rough start as a string of Palestinian stabbing and shooting attacks killed an American tourist near a Tel Aviv beach and badly wounded two police officers and a civilian in Jerusalem.

The violence began shortly before Biden landed on Tuesday and continued on Wednesday, hours before he was to meet separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. A new diplomatic row between Israel and the U.S. also arose ahead of the vice president...

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