U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the annual AIPAC conference in Washington on Monday and reiterated the fact that the U.S. stands behind Israel, even though the two countries have butted heads in the past.
"We understand that if Israel makes a mistake, it may jeopardize its very existence. Therefore we are committed to Israel's security, and this will not change. It is necessary for us, beyond the moral issue."
"Maybe in the past we did not agree on tactics, but we never argued about strategy, that Israel must defend herself, by herself," he added.