Biden, Netanyahu discuss Iran, Islamic State, Syria in Jerusalem meeting

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Posted: Mar 09, 2016 4:43 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden discussed Iran, the threat from Islamic State militants and the crisis in Syria in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday, the White House said in a statement.

Biden also discussed with Netanyahu ongoing violence and tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, the statement said. The meeting comes a day after an American was killed and 11 people were wounded in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian in Tel Aviv.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)