*Heh*...Biden is in Israel flexing his Vice Presidential muscles trying to give the impression that the President he represents is interested in a peace initiative between Israel and the Palestinians. Benjamin Netanyahu used the occasion to announce that Israel will build a further 1,600 housing units in a Jewish settlement in occupied East Jerusalem.
What was Biden's response?
After the settlements announcement, Mr Biden arrived 90 minutes late for dinner with Mr Netanyahu.Netanyahu and the crew probably got a kick out of this. The only ones inconvenienced were, likely, those preparing the meal.
Incidentally, this is the same "hardline" diplomacy used by the White House in dealing with the jack-assery presented by the Iranians and their obsession with securing nuclear capability. The current administration is, obviously, consistently inept across the board.