"There is no shift in my commitment to the security of Israel. Period. No shift," he said at a press conference after meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The revelation via The Washington Post early this week that Biden approved $735 million weapons deal for Israel just ahead of the outbreak of the 11-day battle which took over 230 Gazan lives from Israeli airstrikes and included 12 deaths of Israeli civilians - caused a number of Democrats to urge that he be more "confrontational" with America's closest Mideast ally.
"The shift is we still need a two-state solution. It is the only answer," Biden added, according to The Hill. He also vowed to help rebuild Gaza with a large amount of aid from the US: "They need the help and we're going to get that done," he said.