In April, Biden announced that America would restore some $235 million in aid to the Palestinians that had been withdrawn by former President Donald Trump. About two-thirds of the money is being given to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which Trump cut off in 2018 because of its ties to terrorism. “Hamas and Islamic Jihad were looking and saying to themselves that if the US restored this aid unconditionally, then we can do whatever we want,” Gilboa explained. Finally, that same month, the US lifted sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, also without any conditions.
by Geoffrey Grider May 12, 2021
The policies of the Biden administration have inadvertently contributed to the lethal round of hostilities in Israel and Gaza, some Israeli analysts claimed on Wednesday.
Like Obama before him, pretend president Joe Biden is a friend of Hamas and the Palestinians and openly hostile towards the Jews and Israel, the current rocket fire from Gaza at Israel certainly shows this to be true. Why do I say that? Because Biden and actual president Kamala Harris have been very firm in their support of the Palestinians from Day One, removing restrictions and funneling them hundreds of millions of dollars.
“Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.” Psalm 129:5 (KJB)
The attacks against Israel that began last Friday have escalated into something that is, as of this writing, one small step removed from all out war. Over 1,000 rockets have been fired by Hamas in Gaza, with no end in sight. The death toll is approaching 50 with hundreds of people injured. Israel has declared a state of emergency in Lod, as riots are sending people running for shelter. I stand with Israel and the Jews, and against the Palestinian terrorists illegally occupying the land God gave to Abraham, and will continue to do so until the Rapture.
Biden failed the Israel-Palestinian rocket and riot test
FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: The escalation “is a test and US President Joe Biden has failed,” said Prof. Eytan Gilboa, an expert on US policy in the Middle East at Bar-Ilan University. Biden’s mistakes, he said, began before the first rocket was fired.
Back in February, Biden lifted the designation of the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen as a global terrorist organization. Analysts said that the president believed the move would reduce violence in Yemen and against Saudi Arabia, but it has produced the opposite result.
“If you are a terrorist organization, and you don’t do anything and sanctions are lifted against you, this means you can do whatever you want,” Gilboa said. “Other terrorist organizations in the Middle East, like Hamas, look at this and say, ‘This is what the US is doing? Very good. We can exploit it.’”
“WE ARE IN DISAGREEMENT WITH THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION AND HOPE TO SEE IT WISE UP IN LIGHT OF THE PALESTINIAN DISTURBANCES AND VIOLENCE,” ERDAN TWEETED, ALBEIT IN HEBREW. “PRESSURE MUST BE EXERTED ON THE PARTY THAT SPREADS VIOLENCE AND HATRED — THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AND ABU MAZEN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS, AND NOT ON ISRAEL.” SOURCE
In April, Biden announced that America would restore some $235 million in aid to the Palestinians that had been withdrawn by former President Donald Trump. About two-thirds of the money is being given to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which Trump cut off in 2018 because of its ties to terrorism.
“Hamas and Islamic Jihad were looking and saying to themselves that if the US restored this aid unconditionally, then we can do whatever we want,” Gilboa explained.
Finally, that same month, the US lifted sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, also without any conditions.
“The ICC decided to investigate Israel for alleged war crimes in Gaza,” the professor said. “Bensouda is supposed to leave office by June 15 and the Biden administration did not even say to her that it would [only] lift the sanctions providing she did not investigate Israel but [would] leave that to her successor.”
Amid the violence, the administration has likewise shown a lack of understanding of the situation, including falsely equating Israel with Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
“We urge de-escalation on all sides,” State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said on Tuesday, failing to mention Hamas or Islamic Jihad as terrorist organizations targeting civilians. Price further stressed that “we welcome the steps the Israeli government has taken in recent days aimed at avoiding provocations, including the decision to avoid confrontations during the Jerusalem Day commemoration and the delay in the decision regarding the Sheikh Jarrah evictions.”
But the real estate feud in Jerusalem, Gilboa said, has little to do with the violence, and mentioning it seems misplaced once rockets were raining down. Hamas and Islamic Jihad have been inciting violence and terrorism for weeks inside Israel and the Palestinian territories, and specifically on the Temple Mount, in response to a decision by the Palestinian Authority to cancel the elections that Hamas hoped to win. Their goal is to take over the West Bank and turn it into another Gaza, Gilboa said.
“THE US IS STRENGTHENING TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE AGAINST PEACE,” HE SAID.
Biden has given the vibe that he at best has “ambiguous feelings toward the current Israeli government, which might influence his overall attitude toward Israel,” according to Prof. Boaz Ganor, head of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.
Ganor said that with two-thirds of the Israeli population running to bomb shelters for cover – vying to protect their children and the elderly – Israelis across the political spectrum should expect a different attitude from the American administration. “This unprecedented situation is far from ending and this is the time that Biden’s friendship is being checked,” Gilboa said. “The American administration’s attitude, for the time being, is quite disappointing.”