Biden Speaks With Bennett Amid Deadly Terror Wave in Israel

Emphasizing U.S. support for Israel in the face of terrorism, Biden offers condolences for the 11 killed in Israel's bloodiest week in 16 years

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with President Joe Biden in the Oval Office, August.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with President Joe Biden in the Oval Office in August.Credit: Evan Vucci /AP

U.S. President Joe Biden spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday amid a wave of attacks in Israel.

Biden expressed his deepest condolences over attacks in three Israeli cities that have killed 11 people, the White House said in a statement.

He also emphasized that the U.S. "stands firmly and resolutely with Israel in the face of this terrorist threat and all threats to the state of Israel."

"The President offered all appropriate assistance to our Israeli allies as they confront threats to their citizens," the statement read.

The attacks marked the bloodiest week in Israel for 16 years.

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