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BIDEN TURNS ON ISRAEL: Tells CNN He Is Stopping Weapons Shipments If Israel Invades Rafah

Joe Biden was once an ardent supporter of Israel. But on Wednesday, he joined the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush, and Bernie Sanders, as he announced on CNN that he would halt shipments of American weapons to Israel if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu orders a major ground invasion of the city of Rafah in Gaza.

“Civilians have been killed in Gaza as a consequence of those bombs and other ways in which they go after population centers,” Biden said in an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett. He was referring to 2,000-pound bombs that he paused shipments of last week.

“I made it clear that if they go into Rafah – they haven’t gone in Rafah yet – if they go into Rafah, I’m not supplying the weapons that have been used historically to deal with Rafah, to deal with the cities – that deal with that problem,” Biden stated.

While the US will continue to provide defensive weapons to Israel, including for its Iron Dome air defense system, other shipments would end if a major ground invasion of Rafah begins. “We’re going to continue to make sure Israel is secure in terms of Iron Dome and their ability to respond to attacks that came out of the Middle East recently,” Biden said. “But it’s, it’s just wrong. We’re not going to – we’re not going to supply the weapons and artillery shells.”

The US has already paused a shipment of “high-payload munitions” due to Israel’s possible operations in Rafah without what it considers a “credible plan” for the civilians there. The administration is reviewing the potential sale or transfer of other munitions.

Israeli officials have expressed “deep frustration” over the pause in shipments and US media briefings on the decision. Biden’s public linking of American weapons shipments to Israel’s conduct could widen a rift between himself and Netanyahu, with whom he spoke by phone on Monday.

“I’ve made it clear to Bibi and the war cabinet: They’re not going to get our support, if in fact they go on these population centers,” Biden said.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

27 Responses

  1. He was never an ARDENT supporter of Israel. He always treated Israel more like a pet than an ally.

  2. Now with Lebanon the iron dome according to sources can shoot about a hundred missiles at a time until it needs to restock and cost about a billion for ten thousand missiles the katyusha cost about hundred dollars for them so if they can spend about a million dollars and make ten thousand katyusha if Israel had no air defense like if it was in a very strong shelter and the couldn’t destroy them fast enough it would finish the Israeli economy and it seems that they are very dependent on American weapons and do not have capibilities to make more of them correctly

  3. I’m super pro Israel but…. doesn’t he actually have a point? Bombing the heck out of Rafah before evacuation of, say, women, children and the disabled, could increase the odds they are caught in the crossfire, no?

  4. It is our mitzvah alone to wipe out Amalek. Let Hashem give the strength to the Israeli forces to totally eradicate Hamas that acts exactly like Amalek. May it come soon.

  5. Pro Israel or not, nothing of this is a SURPRISE. The way Hamas commited the massacre, Israel had no choice but to get rid of them. How? I’ve been asking this forever…

    But, knowing that the world will slowely crumble Israel, Israel needed to be a bit more humble and play along a little better with the world. I was under no illusion that biden will turn against Israel from day 1. First, America doesn’t “really” care and Biden supports Israel as he sees fit to gain popularity.

    Second, the way the Zionist army is behaving and filming their own attacks – making fun and antagonizing Gazans (if you have pity on them or not, isn’t the issue) – leaves the world with a bad taste. Being chutzpahdik to USA and Biden – ignoring the West Bank situation – talk of supremity so the WHOLE world should know – not answering to queries why it does this or not that – inflaming the region so it overspills into anti semitism – maintaining and bowing to the Ben Gvir and Smotrich extremists, and more…

    It doesn’t matter what I believe – Biden, may he drop dead tomorrow – it’s what people and governements see and come to conclusions. If we DON’T need America or the west, say goodbye – I had no illusions that America will stop sending weapons eventually – I’m not a prophet so I didn’t know when – but I see it happening now.

    Of course I need to make a disclaimer that Hashem is the one protecting Eretz Yisroel and he can do anything – with or without USA weapons. Same way we have an army because hishtadlus; so we need the west to help out. Wanna make our own weapons: Let’s go and do it. Israelis might live in difficult situations economically if GDP for army is raised bu in a couple of years and some yiddish brains with “of course” hashem,we can do it…

  6. And now he’s proving that he was never a friend of Israel all these years, he was just doing what he thought was good for him politically.

  7. @BaltimoreMaven

    Any loss of innocent life is tragic, but Israel must fight the enemy.

    Hamas is at fault for every civilian injury and death, and for all property damage, both in Israel, and in Gaza.

    They use civilians as human shields, deliberately embedding and hiding in dense population centers, hospitals, schools, and UN buildings.

    Conducting military operations in such places is a terrible thing, but in this case, it is also the right thing.

  8. Biden’s belief is that he can alienate both the pro-Hamas wing of his party, and the pre-Israel wing of his party, and still win on the theory that they all hate Trump so much they will vote for whomever is running against him. He is more likely to end up turning a close election into a Trump landslide.

  9. Supplying defensive weapons sums up the attitude: they don’t like to see a Jew as a warrior, going after those who are trying to kill him, before they get to him. הבא להרגך, השכם להרגו!Biden and his ilk are OK with the Jew cowering in the corner trying to defend himself against aggressors. The Iron Dome is a wonderful tool, but it’s better to prevent those missiles from ever being sent by routing out the Hamas vampires. I think with this decision, Biden has sealed his fate and will go down in history with the rogues and cowards. He can start pwcking up his belongings in the White House.

  10. Baltimoron,

    So you were OK with bombing the heck out of the rest of Gaza until now? Not sure if you’ve turned into a super-troll or just a super-nitwit but you should find a different handle since you’re giving that city a very bad name.

  11. Ramp up the rollout of Lazer dome. If Hamas can manufacture bombs and missiles, than Israel can do it even better. Consider other arms suppliers in the short term. If the US doesn’t give us precision armaments than use non-precise and let the Democrats take the heat. Perhaps they can do some trading with the Ukraine, Saudis, etc. The war continues because Hamas refuses to surrender and return the hostages.

  12. If Israel won’t have the correct weapons including restocking iron dome, they will have no choice and resort to carpet bomb to save the country. So I’m not sure what’s being gained by withholding.

  13. All supporters of Israel, Jews or others, should remember this action by the president on election day.

  14. Israel takes aid from America. If you take aid you do what we want you to do. Simple. Can’t be a pimp and a prostitute

  15. שם רשעים ירקב
    From day 1 I told anyone listening to me, all his “unprecedented” assistance was all just a set up so he can control Israels every move.

  16. He is not only turning on Israel with this absolutely disgusting move. He is turning on his own country, the USA and in fact, on the entire western world. Why, you may ask?
    Because this sends a TERRIBLE signal to the enemies of Israel. And anyone with a half brain knows the enemies of Israel are the enemies of western society at large. They say they’re starting with Israel and coming to Europe and the USA next. If you’re still not convinced – just watch what the “protesters” are chanting on AMERICAN college campuses. They’re desecrating the AMERICAN flag. They’re calling for death to America. Stupid Biden just won’t get it. Because he’s sold his soul to the far left that have taken the Democrat party hostage. Iran, Russia, China, North Korea – they’re all having a good laugh.

  17. So, we can’t rely on the IDF (re: October 7), and not on the USA either.
    OK, so for those who haven’t figured it out yet, אין לנו להישען אלא על אבינו שבשמים.
    But that comes with a price, and drafting yeshiva bochurim is definitely not one of them.

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