Biden Condemns Netanyahu’s Gaza Policy

U.S. President Joe Biden recently called for six to eight weeks of peace between Israel and Hamas to deliver food and medicine to Gaza.

“I’ve spoken with everyone from the Saudis, to the Jordanians, to the Egyptians. They’re prepared to move in and are prepared to move this food in,” Biden said. “And I think there’s no excuse to not provide for the medical and the food needs of these people. That should be done now.”

Furthermore, he spoke pointed words against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Gaza policies. 

“I think what [Netanyahu is] doing is a mistake. I don’t agree,” Biden said.

He expressed his anger over an errant IDF airstrike that killed seven aid workers from the World Central Kitchen.

“I think it’s outrageous that those … three vehicles were hit by drones and taken out,” he stated.

Biden and his administration have warned Israel that the U.S. may “significantly shift its stance on Israel’s military campaign in Gaza” if the IDF doesn’t change its actions on the humanitarian front in Gaza.

Indications that Biden would turn on Netanyahu have been evident since early in the Israel-Hamas war. Despite robust U.S. support for Israel immediately after Hamas’s attacks, Biden’s public comments soon turned critical and passive-aggressive. In February, he called Israel’s response in Gaza “over the top,” and since then, he has gradually turned up the heat on Netanyahu, pressuring him to halt IDF operations in Gaza.

Indeed, humanitarian efforts in Gaza are not to be neglected. But for Israel to complete its objective and best secure its safety, it must be permitted to completely dismantle the genocide-aspiring terrorist organization lurking across its border. Hamas weaponizes the Gazans’ plight to weaken the IDF’s response. Other nations would be wise to recognize this and not allow their humanitarian efforts to come at the expense of Israel’s defense, which, ultimately, gives Gazan civilians their best chance at peace.