U.S. President Joe Biden visits Israel showing American solidarity with Israel
President Joe Biden meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Oct. 18, 2023. (credit: Haim Zah, Israeli Government Press Office)

In the first-ever wartime visit of a sitting American president to the Jewish state, Joe Biden arrives in Israel in a show of solidarity with the embattled country. Biden’s visit comes in the wake of several other presidential measures in support of Israel, among them the deployment of two aircraft-carrier strike groups to the Middle East and the placement of a 2,000-strong rapid response on high alert.