«American VP opens high-profile speech at Tel Aviv University by saying US has no better friend than Israel …
Biden reiterated his condemnation of the building plan, urging both sides to avoid acts that could undermine the negotiations. «I, at the request of President Obama, condemned it immediately and unequivocally,» he said.
He noted that Israel – instead of taking this chance – decided to approve the building in east Jerusalem, which undermines efforts to renew talks. His condemnation of the construction announcement received enthusiastic applause.»