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Biden, Netanyahu Meet in Israel Amid Spate of New Attacks

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    U.S Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hand with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Biden said there is a "moment of opportunity" for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

    Vice President Joe Biden stressed unwavering U.S. support for Israel, saying Wednesday there should be "no doubt" America has its longtime ally's back, NBC News reported.

    Biden spoke after meeting with Israel's President Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on the second day of a visit marred by a fresh spasm of violence. 

    There were at least four attacks by Palestinians in Israel on Tuesday, including a stabbing spree which killed a visiting American student shortly after Biden landed in the country.

    "There can be no justification for this hateful violence and the United States stands firmly behind Israel's right to defend itself," Biden said.