Biden criticizes Netanyahu ‘most extreme’ government

Vice President Joe Biden visit to Israel March 2016
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AMMAN – On Sunday, US President Joe Biden called out members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s far-right coalition for escalating Israel-Palestine tensions, citing that it is “one of the most extreme” governments he has seen in his decades in politics. اضافة اعلان

In an interview with CNN, Biden highlighted that while Israel is part of the problem in the conflict with their outlook on backing settling in anywhere they want, including the West Bank.

A warning about the negative impact of Israeli policies
During their recent visits to Israel, US officials issued a warning about the negative impact of Israeli policies in the West Bank on bilateral relations. They expressed concern over the endorsement of random settlement outposts and failure to curb settler attacks against Palestinians.

The officials emphasized that these actions not only jeopardize relations with Gulf states and potential normalization with Saudi Arabia but also hinder Israeli-American cooperation. The US also highlighted the lack of effective measures to prevent settler terrorism and prosecute those responsible for attacks.

Biden criticizes PAHowever, he openly criticized the Palestinian Authority (PA), saying that they lost all credibility and left a vacuum for extremism.

Hopes to move towards moderation
Referring to Netanyahu by his nickname, ‘Bibi,’ Biden reaffirmed his unyielding support for Israel with hopes that Netanyahu will be able to move toward moderation with the far-right cabinet members.

Moreover, in the interview, Biden pushed for a two-state solution, citing that he hopes that “extreme” cabinet can eventually support.

On July 19, President Isaac Herzog is set to address a joint meeting of Congress, which will mark the 75th anniversary of Israel’s statehood. 

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