Jewish journalist: Biden's support for Israel has morphed into contempt

Jewish journalist: Biden's support for Israel has morphed into contempt

Jewish journalist: Biden's support for Israel has morphed into contempt

What was once a strong verbal show of support for Israel by President Joe Biden has turned into thinly veiled hostility, says a leading Jewish media figure.

Caroline Glick, the senior contributing editor for the Jewish News Syndicate, laid out glaring examples of Biden's turnaround in a recent column.

According to Glick, the current ceasefire agreement pushed by the administration and negotiated by CIA Director William Burns – the same Williams Burns who negotiated for former President Barack Obama what many see as a failed agreement with Iran – would allow for the release of Hamas terrorists currently held in Israeli jails.

As many as 500-1,000 dangerous terrorists would be released, Glick said on Washington Watch Thursday, some of whom participated in the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks that started the war.

Biden's call for humanitarian aid for Gaza is another slight against Israel, Glick said. In her Feb. 5 column, she cited the director of Shin Bet, Israel's version of the FBI, saying that 60-70% of all aid goes directly to Hamas or is hijacked by Hamas terrorists for their use.

Glick believes the administration's goal is to "appease Iran at Israel's expense." As she writes in her JNS piece:

"Over the past several days, the U.S. media has reported claims by U.S. intelligence officials asserting that Iran is not responsible for the war being waged by its proxies Hamas, Hezbollah, the Houthis and the Iranian-controlled Shiite militias in Iraq and Syria. U.S. intelligence officials insist these terror armies are attacking the United States and Israel because Israel is fighting Hamas in Gaza. If Israel were to stop fighting, all the troubles would end."

Perhaps the biggest example of Biden hostility is that while the president pushes for a two-state crisis solution, the U.S. won't allow terrorized Palestinians to leave Gaza.

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"There are at least ten countries that have already expressed willingness to accept the Palestinians who want to leave Gaza, and the United States is saying absolutely not under any circumstances – and then blaming Israel for the plight of these people," Glick told show host Tony Perkins.

"Voluntary migration" of Palestinians has become a policy point for the Israeli government, The Times of Israel reports.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken doubled down on U.S. opposition to Palestinian movement in a speech in Tel Aviv last month.

"The United States unequivocally rejects any proposals advocating for the resettlement of Palestinians outside of Gaza," Glick reported.

About that double standard

Glick says Gazans are paying $10,000 bribes to the Egyptian military to let them leave. It's a double standard for the U.S. to pay expenses for refugees in other wars yet require the Palestinians to stay put, she says.

"The United States pays governments to allow Ukrainians to resettle in their territory, or Syrians and so on and so forth; and yet the Gazans have to pay massive bribes to corrupt Egyptian soldiers and officers in order to flee into Israel," Glick said.

Glick said Israel has established "safe zones" for the Palestinians who have managed to leave Gaza – yet even in those safe zones they are used as human shields by Hamas terrorists who slip inside those designated areas.

"Demanding that we resupply Gaza, even though they know full well in the [Biden] administration that requires Israel to resupply Hamas, prolongs the war; [and] the captivity of our hostages that are being held by Hamas prolongs the humanitarian suffering of the uninvolved civilians in Gaza," Glick said.