President Joe Biden made demands of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, instructing him to “de-escalate” the war between Israel and Hamas terrorists while the Iranian backed group continues to carry out attacks on innocent civilians.
On Wednesday, the two leaders spoke about the state of play in Gaza, Israel’s progress toward ending military capabilities of Hamas, and other diplomatic issues. Biden expressed that he expected to see significant escalation that day as Israel works toward a ceasefire.
Biden has called for reducing tensions from both parties, something which predictably, Hamas and PIJ terrorists ignored, as well as terrorists from Lebanon who are now joining the thrall.
4 rockets were just fired from Lebanon at northern Israel, 1 of which was intercepted by the Iron Dome.
In response, IDF artillery forces are striking a number of targets in Lebanon.
We are prepared for any scenario on any front.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 19, 2021
Netanyahu released the following statement after the call with Biden.
I spoke with 70 foreign Ambassadors and diplomats today in Tel Aviv.
I shared with them the truth and the facts about Israel’s rightful battle to defend its people. https://t.co/4kh6fUcfQ2
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) May 19, 2021
Biden started making demands for a ceasefire just 24 hours following a heated exchange with Democrat “squad” member Rashida Tlaib, who openly supports the Hamas terrorist organization. She confronted the President about the U.S. lending support to Israel in the conflict.
Representative Rashida Tlaib, Democrat of Michigan, confronted President Biden on Tuesday over his support for Israel, urging him to do more to protect Palestinian lives and human rights, according to an aide familiar with their exchange. https://t.co/K2HNQiJAJg
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 18, 2021
Ultimately, nobody truthfully respects Biden on the international scene. Terrorists determined to eradicate Israel from the planet have no intentions of stopping, and Netanyahu declared that the nation is “determined” to pursue defensive operations until the threat has been pushed back.
"I have just come from the IDF operational command center; it is very impressive. With every passing day we are striking at more of the terrorist organizations' capabilities, targeting more senior commanders, toppling more terrorist buildings and hitting more weaponry stockpiles. pic.twitter.com/qfZ7NkKo2o
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) May 19, 2021
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spells out the situation in clear terms, this struggle is existential from Israel’s point of view.
"That's their mission statement. They want to wipe Israel from the face of the Earth. The Israelis are simply trying to defend themselves." @mikepompeo comments on the likelihood of a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel @BillHemmer @DanaPerino pic.twitter.com/0I0oUtapSJ
— America's Newsroom (@AmericaNewsroom) May 18, 2021
Author: Gail Richardson