Biden rejects Israel ‘apartheid’ allegations
President Trump distanced from other Democrats that were critical of Israel’s state.
Joe Biden of the United States has refuted charges that Israel was an illegal state. “apartheid”Nation, rather than calling it a “democracy”And a “friend”While boasting billions of dollars in extra military support.
Speaking to Israel’s N12 News just before embarking on a trip to the Middle East on Wednesday, Biden was asked about “voices in the Democratic Party” which consider Israel an apartheid state and urge for an end to unconditional US aid.
“There are a few of them. They are wrong. Their mistake is my opinion. Israel is democratic. Israel is our ally. Israel is a friend, and I think I make no apology,” he said in response, adding that his administration has devoted some $5 billion to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
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— Yonit Levi (@LeviYonit) July 13, 2022
Although some Democrats such as Rashida Talib (Michigan) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, progressive legislators, have repeatedly called Israeli policies towards the Palestinians an example of apartheid (New York), Biden insists there is “no possibility”Whether you are a Republican or Democrat, they have been around for a long time. “walking away from Israel.”
In May, Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, penned a statement accusing the Israeli government of “ethnic cleansing” against Arabs, while fellow members of the left-leaning ‘squad’ arguedThis “apartheid states aren’t democracies”At the same time, it may have been referring to Israel.
Just two months prior, the UN’s human rights body issued a report which concluded that Israel’s system “ensures the supremacy of one group over, and to the detriment of, the other,”Particularly in the occupied West Bank. They claim that this meets apartheid’s legal definition. Further, the report stated that Palestinians were forced to “live behind walls, checkpoints and under a permanent military rule,” echoing previous findings by rights groups such as Amnesty International and B’Tselem.
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Biden made his initial visit to Israel just a few minutes after his N12 interview. Biden began the trip with meetings at the highest levels with Israeli officials. Then he will travel to West Bank to meet with Palestinian leaders. Security is expected to be the main focus. He will then travel to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for a regional summit, where he’ll meet with leaders from the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq.
Biden announced that relations between the Americans and Israelis were being strengthened at an Israeli arrival ceremony held in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. “bone deep,”It is a bilateral relationship. “deeper and stronger”This is the best it’s ever been.