The Invasion of Rafah Is The “Red Line” That Must Be Crossed

Recently President Biden drew a hard “red line” demanding that Israel halt its invasion of the southern Gaza city of Rafah, but Prime Minister Netanyahu voiced major opposition to these unrealistic demands. This was Israeli Prime Minister’s Netanyahu’s response to Biden:

“We’ll go there. We’re not going to leave them. You know, I have a red line. You know what the red line is? That October 7 doesn’t happen again. Never happens again.”

This opens the door to a challenge each person must face.

How Do We Decide What Our “Red Line” Is?

These two governing heads appear to be at odds regarding what each individual’s “red line” is. Biden has based his “red line” off of Hamas’ claimed number of Gazan fatalities, whilst Netanyahu’s appears to be coming from a place of preventing a repeat of one of the worst Jewish massacres in modern history. 

We all have “red lines” in our lives, but where are they drawn when it comes to Israel? Is it shown by avid support for Israel or by extreme criticism of Israel? Some additional context would be beneficial to the formation of an opinion. 

Calls for a cease-fire have not lessened in the last five months of fighting, but Netanyahu stands firm that, without a hostage release, there will be no pause in fighting. In addition to this, he has openly expressed his opposition to a two-state solution; both of these controversial stances have made him a highly criticized figure. Biden, on the other hand, has repeatedly called for a cease-fire and a stop in the fighting and has made himself a known advocate for a two-state solution. 

Netanyahu has made statements regarding each of his upcoming actions, like the one he made following the October 7th attack when he claimed that he intended to wipe out every Hamas entity, and he has followed through with that course of action since that day. Biden, on the other hand, has chosen a more underhanded approach by splitting his support in two by claiming to “support” Israel whilst criticizing Israel’s every decision, demanding that Israel follow America’s direction, and by sending exuberant amounts of aid into Gaza. This “aid” has been known to fall primarily into the hands of Hamas terrorists without reaching the civilians who actually need it. 

What Is Our “Red Line”?

Now that we have some context regarding the stances and actions of these two political heads, we have the information necessary to discern what and why we have the stances we do. If the US had been attacked in the same manner in which Israel was  on October 7th, would we not have supported the neutralization of the enemy who attacked us? Did we not support the neutralization of Osama Bin Laden and his adherents following September 11th, 2001? Furthermore, would we have listened to the criticisms of a country who claimed their support of the US, but funded al-Qaeda under the label of “humanitarian aid”? Nothing would have halted the mission of the US to take out this imminent threat, nor should anything halt Israel’s mission to dismantle Hamas. Why have the “red lines” of the US become so blurred? It can be nothing short of the ingrained antisemitism that seeps throughout America’s governing body. One could believe that the stark strife this government has with Israel comes from a similar mindset as the one that Netanyahu claims is the reason there is no peace with the Palestinians in this quote:

“They don’t understand that the reason we don’t have peace is not because the Palestinians don’t have a state, it’s because the Jews have a state. In fact, the Palestinians have not brought themselves to recognize and accept the Jewish state.”

The fight of the Jewish people to have a sovereign state is still warring today. Netanyahu, nor any of Israel, can be criticized for doing what is necessary to ensure the safety of their innocent civilians. Until it was Israel that chose to dismantle a recognized terrorist organization, this prospect was not considered controversial. We must establish that our “red line” is to support the neutralization of a known terrorist entity for the prevention of further attacks and massacres and ensure we are not affiliated with a “red line” that advances the schemes of the malicious barbarians who intend to continue their genocidal intentions against the Jewish people. It’s time to choose where your “red line” lies.

Peyton Chapman

Peyton Chapman is originally from Amarillo, TX. She works full-time for HaYovel and The Israel Guys as an article author, customer support representative, and in donor relations. Additionally, she serves in various operations on the ground in Israel as needed.

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  • May God help us! Praying for His will to be done and for the United States to be in it and under His protection. Thank you to the brave people of Israel and the IDF for their commitment to root out evil and bring the captives home in such a humanitarian way no matter what they are urged to do. When you are on God’s side, you are on the winning side. May God bless and protect His people, in Israel and every corner of this planet so that His mighty name is glorified!

  • Why is it that the world wants Israel stop trying to protect itself against a known terror threat (Hamas) that kills its people and they all want an immediate cease fire and sit down at the table. But few if any of those same countries are saying the same thing about Russia/Ukraine. Double standard is no standard at all.

  • I think it’s disgraceful the way the Biden administration has Failed to support Israel!

    I stand with zisrael and the Jewish people everywhere!

  • We should support Israel because these are God’s chosen people. Israel belongs to God himself and we are God’s children created by him to praise and worship him!!! The Jewish people are close to God’s own heart and we should love and support them and Israel. I will bless those that bless Israel and curse those that curse her!!!! God Bless Israel…AMEN 🇮🇱 🙌 🙏 ❤️ 💖

  • Why don’t they have the Hana’s before The Hague wit a charge of genocide? Their hostages are not war victims bu the result of crime?

  • the difference is Biden is worried about votes Netnyaho is worried about actual lives.
    caring about your country is not something Biden understands.

  • Y’all just keep pushing on you can’t stop till hamas is wiped out ignore the rest of the world otherwise they will attack you again. GOD bless you all.

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