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President Biden, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid at a news conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem on Thursday. (Atef Safadi/AP)

Today, President Biden said the United States is “not going to wait forever” for Iran to rejoin a nuclear deal as he held a joint news conference in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, in which both leaders vowed not to let Iran develop nuclear weapons. Biden also defended his upcoming meeting with the Saudi crown prince who is believed by U.S. intelligence officials to have ordered the killing and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the Saudis must be involved in any effort to stabilize a volatile region.

Later Wednesday, Biden received the Israeli Presidential Medal of Honor, the highest civil medal given by Israel, whose previous recipients include former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Biden is making his first trip to Israel as president.

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  • 7:30 a.m. Eastern: Biden participated in a news conference with Lapid in Jerusalem. Watch here.
  • 9:45 a.m. Eastern: Biden met with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in Jerusalem.
  • 10:40 a.m. Eastern: Biden met with former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.
  • 11 a.m. Eastern: Congress held a ceremony for Hershel “Woody” Williams, who is lying in honor in the Capitol. Watch here.
  • 11:20 a.m. Eastern: Biden received the Israeli Presidential Medal of Honor in Jerusalem.
  • 12:30 p.m. Eastern: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) held her weekly news conference. Watch here.

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