In support of the Jewish state and the victims of terrorism, the White House was lit up on Monday night in the blue and white of the Israeli flag.
The situation started on Saturday with a major terror attack by Palestinian Hamas on Israeli civilians and soldiers in a cross-border operation that resulted in over 100 Israelis being kidnapped and about 900 Israelis being slain (as of this writing). The attack took place on the Jewish Shabbat and Shemini Atzeret, the last of the High Holy Day celebrations. It also occurred on October 6, 1973, the day after the Yom Kippur War's 50th anniversary (at least by the calendar used by the secular world).
President Joseph Biden has received criticism for the actions that they claim gave Hamas the confidence to attack. According to Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, Biden has taken a weak stance on the international stage and increased the likelihood of an assault on Israel:
“His Afghanistan withdrawal strategy lead to chaos, horror, and death – including for children and American servicemen. His Ukraine/Russia policy undoubtedly played a major role in Putin’s decision to invade. China has routinely humiliated the U.S. on the world stage. Biden is more responsible than any single person for the humanitarian crisis at the U.S./Mexico border. His efforts to keep America’s Southern border opens confirms that, stunningly, national security is simply not a priority for the U.S. President.
Meanwhile, Biden has been icy to Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, despite Bibi’s efforts to engage productively with President Joe. Biden and his team refused to meet with Israel’s duly elected government. They also restored funding to Palestine over internal objections that the aid could be diverted to Hamas.
Yet it’s not in a vacuum. There is context. And the context is that the United States government under Joe Biden has signaled a weakening of our relationship with our allies in Israel, it has elected to fund the funders to terrorism, and it has repeatedly entertained a nuclear deal with the hideous Iranian regime that hopes to eviscerate both us and Israel.”
After the terror assault, the State Department tweeted a message urging Israel to exercise restraint, which was later deleted. Later, it tweeted a request for a cease-fire, which would have given Hamas (and Iran) a big triumph, but afterwards deleted it.
To prevent Iran from creating a second front against Israel from Lebanon, Biden also dispatched an aircraft carrier strike group to the eastern Mediterranean and airlifted weapons to Israel. Also, the president's support has been categorically stated.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has repeatedly thanked Biden, who previously shunned him, for his assistance. According to sources, Biden did not oppose when Netanyahu informed him that Israel would be waging a land assault against Hamas in Gaza.
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