Israel-Hamas War

US President Joe Biden to visit Israel in bid to prevent escalation of war with Hamas

The US President will also meet with King Abdullah II in Jordan

US President Joe Biden is to visit Jordan and Israel to speak with leaders. Picture: Win McNamee/Getty Images

US President Joe Biden will travel to Israel Wednesday, in a visit designed to signal US solidarity with its closest Middle East ally and help prevent the conflict from engulfing the region.

“He’s coming here at a critical moment for Israel, for the region and for the world,” Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, said early Tuesday in Tel Aviv.

Blinken said that Israel had agreed to develop a plan alongside the US “that will enable ...