Bidens almost two hours late for dinner with Israeli prime minister

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill were more than an hour and a half late to dinner at the home of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday night.

There was speculation that the tardiness may have been related to an announcement today that Israel would advance housing construction in East Jerusalem, a move Biden strongly condemned in a written statement earlier in the evening.

Once the Bidens (shown here arriving in Israel) finally arrived, the two couples sat on Netanyahu's stone patio and had dinner at a table that had been moved into the garden for the occasion.

The vice president's office did not return a question about the dinner timing by press time.