Biden backs Israel with contradictory ‘red lines’ remark

Vice President Joe Biden visit to Israel March 2016
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WASHINGTON —  On Sunday, US President Joe Biden stated that there are no red lines concerning Israel, and he won't withhold weapons or abandon them. اضافة اعلان

However, he criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Biden emphasized the importance of avoiding civilian casualties resulting from pursuing Hamas, urging alternative approaches to the situation, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

He expressed concern that Netanyahu's actions might harm Israel's international standing and expressed his desire for a six-week ceasefire in Gaza, along with a significant prisoner exchange. Despite recent public disagreements, Biden reiterated American support for Israel's right to defend itself and hinted at strained relations with Netanyahu.

Biden also suggested that there is a possibility of reaching a temporary ceasefire in Gaza, stating, "I will not give up on that."

In recent weeks, public disputes between Biden and Netanyahu have surfaced regarding the management of the war on Gaza and the future of the sector after the fighting stopped. However, these disputes have not reached a point of cessation or changing the nature of American support for Tel Aviv.

In previous statements, Biden mentioned that Israel has begun to lose global support due to what he described as its indiscriminate bombing of Gaza. Nonetheless, he reiterated that Tel Aviv can rely on American support and emphasized his support for "its right to defend itself."

President Biden also hinted at existing disagreements in his relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, affirming that the latter is in a "difficult position."

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