U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a joint statement with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Friday, July 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden meets with Palestinian leader Abbas

President Joe Biden met with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Biden visited Abbas in Bethlehem on Friday, where he affirmed he is still working toward a two-state solution and lasting peace between Israel and Palestinian authority.