Biden Arrives in Israel, Says US-Israeli Connection Is ‘Bone Deep’

President Biden arrived in Israel on Wednesday, kicking off his short tour of the Middle East. In remarks made after his plane landed, the president said the connection between Israelis and Americans is “bone deep” and voiced his staunch support for the Jewish state.

“The connection between the Israeli people and the American people is bone deep.  It’s bone-deep,” Biden said at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. The president added that he believes the US relationship with Israel “is deeper and stronger, in my view, than it’s ever been.”

The president voiced his support for a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. “We’ll discuss my continued support — even though I know it’s not in the near-term — a two-state solution,” he said.