President Joe Biden, center left, during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center right, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday. Normally, when a U.S. president visits Israel, there are weeks or months of planning and preparations. But President Biden’s trip this week, following the brazen Oct. 7 attacks on Israel by Hamas, came at a time that was anything but normal.

The high-stakes visit served simultaneously to illustrate the limits and the capability of U.S. influence in the region, and the importance of America’s longstanding relationship with Israel.

It also inevitably ties the administration to whatever comes next, analysts say […]

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