To placate Communists like this, Joe Biden tried to get Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop operations against murderous Hamas terrorists. Bibi Netanyahu told him to naff off. Biden can deal with his own Bolsheviks. It is the job of the leader of Israel to protect Israel. An Egyptian brokered cease fire was agreed to Thursday.
I am extremely concerned by the growing conflict in Israel and Palestine. Once again we are seeing how the irresponsible actions of government-allied right-wing extremists in Jerusalem can escalate quickly into devastating war.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 11, 2021
FNC: “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday brushed off President Biden’s call for a ‘significant de-escalation’ of the conflict in Gaza, saying he is ‘determined to continue’ the operation against the terrorist organization Hamas – just as Biden is facing pressure from the progressive arm of his own party on the issue. Israel has been responding to rocket attacks from Hamas with measures of its own, including airstrikes targeting key Hamas military complexes. The state is facing criticism for the reported 200+ Palestinians killed, as well as strikes such as the one on an evacuated media building – although the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that it was being used by Hamas, with media outlets being used as cover.
“Hamas has launched over 3,000 rockets into Israel since the conflict started nine days ago, and the state’s Iron Dome has intercepted and dismantled more than 90%, according to the Israeli military. Biden spoke to Netanyahu early Wednesday, and the White House said the two ‘had a detailed discussion of the state of events in Gaza, Israel’s progress in degrading the capabilities of Hamas and other terrorist elements, and ongoing diplomatic efforts by regional governments and the United States.’ ”
“The President conveyed to the Prime Minister that he expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire,” the White House said in a pusillanimous statement that would be embarrassing to any civilized country.
Netanyahu responded that he “greatly appreciates the support of the American president,” but said Israel will continue “to return the calm and security to you, citizens of Israel…determined to continue this operation until its aim is met.”
Antisemites, who are in the ascendant in the Democrat Party, had this to say. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-TX, said he has “serious concerns about the timing of this weapons sale, the message it will send to Israel and the world about the urgency of a cease-fire.”
AOC said, “Blanket statements like these [with] little context or acknowledgment of what precipitated this cycle of violence – namely, the expulsions of Palestinians and attacks on Al Aqsa – dehumanize Palestinians [and] imply the US will look the other way at human rights violations. It’s wrong.” Republicans have defended Israel. Former President Donald Trump has defended Israel. Every sane and decent person on the planet is defending Israel. Democrats, of course are doing the opposite.