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‘Unprecedented’: Members of Congress Slam Biden Ultimatum to Israel | The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com | Jewish Information Syndicate (JNS) | 28 Ada


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Mar 22, 2024
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Members of Congress denounced an ultimatum that U.S. President Joe Biden gave to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu throughout a Thursday telephone name—made adjustments that Washington has referred to as for or face the prospect of U.S. coverage adjustments.

“On this conflict towards Hamas—no circumstances for Israel,” wrote Sen. John Fetterman, in response to a quote from a New York Occasions article about how Biden “appeared to situation assist on how Israel adjustments course.”

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) famous an “offensive speech” final month by Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) calling Netanyahu an impediment to peace and calling for early Israeli elections. “Many Democrats have a severe anti-Israel drawback,” Cole acknowledged.

The congressman referred to as Biden’s ultimatum to Netanyahu “unacceptable.”

“The current actions and statements of each Senator Schumer and President Biden with respect to Israel are each outrageous and inappropriate,” he stated.

For the 2 and others “to publicly criticize a democratic ally that’s defending itself from a brutal terrorist assault, together with the bulk chief’s name for brand spanking new elections in Israel, is each outrageous and unprecedented,” Cole stated.

“President Biden and Senate Schumer seem to have misplaced all sense of ethical and political readability,” he added, “calling on each of them to retract their statements and stand with our nice ally, Israel, at this important second. To do anything is a public betrayal to our mates in Israel and successfully helps an enemy to civilized folks all world wide.”

Home Majority Chief Steve Scalise (R-La.) famous that Hamas began the conflict by brutally attacking Israeli civilians and it continues to carry greater than 100 hostages and has rejected ceasefires. “The Biden administration’s remedy of Israel is outrageous,” he acknowledged. “The US should stand unequivocally with our biggest ally within the Center East.”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) acknowledged that “know-nothing activists—who assume a transgender flag and Hamas flag go properly collectively—have sadly infiltrated Biden’s considering.”

“Let’s put this concept of a ceasefire into perspective. You need Israel to cease combating towards an enemy that has no intention of ever stopping. You realize when there was a ceasefire? Oct. 6. You realize what occurred on Oct. 7? The most important bloodbath of Israelis in current historical past,” Crenshaw stated. “The rape of numerous ladies. The burning of infants. The ruthless killing of civilians.”

“Struggle is all the time ugly, however the blood of each civilian dying is on Hamas. Not Israel,” he added. “The demand ought to be easy: Hamas should give up completely and fully and permit a transition of energy. Hamas can by no means have energy once more. When you care about Palestinian lives, that’s what should occur.”

Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) acknowledged that “Joe Biden is about to desert Israel the identical approach he deserted Afghanistan.”

“He’s caving to the Hamas sympathizers who’ve taken over the Democratic celebration and given up our strongest ally within the Center East,” Wagner stated. “His announcement might destabilize the area and embolden Iran, and it’s simply extra proof of his weak spot on the world stage.”

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) acknowledged on Thursday that “Struggle is chaotic, and concrete warfare extra so. I consider that Israel is doing nearly as good a job as could be carried out and is working arduous to keep away from civilian casualties.”

“It’s applicable for President Biden to insist that Israel adjust to the worldwide regulation of armed battle and adjust to the Leahy Legislation and different U.S. legal guidelines that require that the recipients of our weapons act appropriately,” Sherman added. “I consider Israel is assembly these requirements.”

He dismissed criticism of Israel after the dying of seven World Central Kitchen help staff in an airstrike, which Israel stated was a mistake.

“These attacking Israel concerning the tragic deaths of the WCK staff declare that it will need to have been intentional as a result of the autos have been clearly marked. However WCK says the incident occurred late at night time,” Sherman stated. “Aid staff in a conflict zone are heroes. Working in a conflict zone at night time poses unacceptable dangers. Companies shouldn’t do it and Israel shouldn’t authorize it.”
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