This last week, several members of Biden’s administration made speeches about Israel, proving just how hypocritical their support of Israel actually is.
One of them was Secretary of State Antony Blinken who spoke at the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) summit on Monday; he started his speech with some very strong pro-Israel statements, praising the “ironclad” alliance of Israel and the United States.
“Now, we have to start from this. The U.S.-Israel relationship is underwritten by the United States’ commitment to Israel’s security. That commitment is non-negotiable; it is ironclad.
We are providing $3.3 billion in foreign military financing to Israel each year. On top of that, Israel receives $500 million in funding for missile defense. Tens of millions more for new counter-drone and anti-tunneling technologies. That is in keeping with the 2016 memorandum of understanding negotiated by the Obama-Biden administration – and it is more than at any point in the history of our relationship. We’re also delivering an additional $1 billion in funding to replenish supplies for Israel’s Iron Dome, the missile defense system that we developed together and that has saved countless lives.”
He failed to mention, however, the millions of dollars that they are also giving to the Palestinian Authority, lining the pockets of the leaders and thereby directly providing the salaries of terrorists who murder Jews.
These first statements made by Blinken are well-worded and make him sound like he and the Biden administration are strong supporters of Israel. The question is, does the Biden administration truly love and support Israel as they claim or are these speeches merely a farce to cover up their deep-rooted bias of Israel and the Jewish people? If we keep reading Antony Blinken’s speech, we can find out what he truly thinks about Israel.
He said, “We continue to reject the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement for unfairly singling out Israel.”
This statement sounds great until you realize that the US ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides recently approved the U.S. State Department to provide nearly 1 million dollars for organizations accusing Israel of human-rights abuses. And last year, a congressional investigation centered on these tax-payer funded monies claimed that they fit perfectly with the BDS movement’s tactics and objectives. So while claiming that they are fighting against BDS, the Biden administration is supporting organizations that are essentially doing the exact same things.
If we fast forward to nearly the end of Blinken’s speech, he says this, “As the President said on his recent trip to Israel and the West Bank last summer, a two-state solution – based on the 1967 lines, with mutually agreed swaps – remains the best way to achieve our goal of Israelis and Palestinians living side by side in peace, with equal measures of security, freedom, justice, opportunity, and dignity. Israel was founded – our partnership was built – on democratic values, which include equal access by all people to their rights. And a two-state solution is vital to preserving Israel’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state.”
I think the Biden administration must be living twenty years behind the times to think that a two-state solution will ever work. As a reminder, here are a few bullet points of why a two-state solution is not plausible
- The Palestinians will never agree to a two-state solution, they want the entire land of Israel from “the river to the sea.”
- It would be suicide for Israel if a two-state solution actually went through. If the mountains of Judea and Samaria were given to Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, they would be able to fire their rockets right into all of Israel’s coastal cities.
It would be giving Blinken the benefit of the doubt to say that he is just incredibly ignorant to think a two-state solution will ever work
The next part of his speech was the worst. He said this, “Settlement expansion clearly presents an obstacle to the horizon of hope that we seek. Likewise, any move toward annexation of the West Bank, de facto or de jure, disruption of the historic status quo at the holy sites, the continuing demolitions of homes and the evictions of families that have lived in those homes for generations damage prospects for two states. They also undermine the basic daily dignity to which all people are entitled.”
Did the United States Secretary of State really just say that? Settlement expansion clearly presents an obstacle to the horizon of hope? Let me tell you this: Israelis building legally in the land assigned to them by the Oslo accords is in no way an obstacle to peace. One thing that is a huge obstacle to peace and that Antony Blinken failed to mention is the Palestinians building illegally on Israeli state land at the rate of 15 structures every day, 105 per week, 450 per month, and 5,335 every year.
While it’s great that the United States and Israel are strong friends and allies, I think that the Biden administration should stay out of Israel’s business and let them run their own country. As Florida governor Ron DeSantis said to the crowd at the Jerusalem Post conference during his recent visit to Israel, “You’re a smart country. You can figure it out. We shouldn’t butt into these important issues.”