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Biden cajoles Netanyahu with tough talk, humanitarian concerns but Israeli PM remains dug in

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By AAMER MADHANI, TIA GOLDENBERG and ZEKE MILLER

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Biden administration officials pushed back against the idea that the president has become more outspoken in his criticism of Netanyahu with an eye on his 2024 prospects.

The real reason Biden, who has said there were no red lines for Israel and continues to supply them with bombs to slaughter civilians, has now raised his voice!

still more shipments of bombs on the way from the US for Netanyahu have no fear…

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Biden's off his rocker !

This whole shenanigan will end up with permanent USA military presence in Gaza.

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Hey Joe...Jews dont believe Jesus was the Son of God "

Thats why they upheld the sentence of crucifixion when Herod asked them to consider mercy.

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There's a very simple way for this conflict to end: return the hostages. Hamas knew exactly what they were getting into when they did what they did.

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U.S. President Joe Biden weakness is attempting to procrastinate, to run up the flag of reason to force a ceasefire to mollify ones harshest political congress critics in an election year.

“He has a right to defend Israel, a right to continue to pursue Hamas,” Biden said of Netanyahu in an MSNBC interview. “But he must, he must, he must pay more attention to the innocent lives being lost as a consequence of the actions taken. He’s hurting...in my view, he’s hurting Israel more than helping Israel.” *

Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, with those Hostages still in captivity, Biden is venerable attempting to negotiate with Netanyahu whilst wallowing in the belief the US public won't notice.

The regional geopolitical, radical Islamic/Jewish realities of a failed two state solution will have consequences beyond Biden control.

Mythical ports, jetties, piers will not bring this war to a end.

USA and Israel are joined at the hip. In every respect, in congress, in the politically powerful Jewish lobby.

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Just stop sending weapons to Netenyahu.

Or just reconsider those aids that were taken from hardworking US tax payer money.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us-house-panel-recommends-176-billion-military-aid-israel-2024-02-03/

https://www.reuters.com/world/biden-considering-100-bln-funding-request-that-includes-israel-ukraine-aid-2023-10-17/

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Unfortunately for him, he will lose the far left vote unless him and his handlers figure out something fast again to pander to them.

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“come to Jesus”

Poor choice of words when appealing to the Jews.

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Unfortunately for him, he will lose the far left vote unless him and his handlers figure out something fast again to pander to them.

Yep! It's always Pandermonium in the Bidenverse!

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itsonlyrocknrollToday  07:12 am JST

U.S. President Joe Biden weakness is attempting to procrastinate, to run up the flag of reason to force a ceasefire to mollify ones harshest political congress critics in an election year.

That's like saying Obama got the US into the second Libya war in 2011 so he could win another term the next year. Do you think the Libyans revolted against Qaddafi just only so that America would step in and Obama would get a second term? Doubtful.

What's there to procrastinate here? Hamas started this war with no concern about America or Joe or 2024. The world doesn't revolve around America.

“He has a right to defend Israel, a right to continue to pursue Hamas,” Biden said of Netanyahu in an MSNBC interview. “But he must, he must, he must pay more attention to the innocent lives being lost as a consequence of the actions taken. He’s hurting...in my view, he’s hurting Israel more than helping Israel.” *

Israel does have every right to defend itself, but Nutty Yahoo is a corrupt jerk using this war for his selfish agenda. He is hurting Israel, he's not fit to be PM. He needs to go.

USA and Israel are joined at the hip. In every respect, in congress, in the politically powerful Jewish lobby.

'Jewish lobby'? That sounds a bit on the antisemite side. 'Jewish cabal' influencing our government and destroying the world economy, that theory is a rubbish lie.

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@starpunk

'Jewish lobby'? That sounds a bit on the antisemite side. 'Jewish cabal' influencing our government and destroying the world economy, that theory is a rubbish lie.

Those lobbyist is a fact and and real, Israel is indeed US ally but should they got special treatment and receive many billions, NO.

https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/lobbying?cycle=2024&ind=Q05

https://www.hks.harvard.edu/publications/israel-lobby-and-us-foreign-policy

https://news.uchicago.edu/videos/israel-lobby-and-us-foreign-policy-0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTksWA1I2UI

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This is hurting the US, the world see it for what it is. Can send bombs but cannot negotiate sending flower/aid across the border.

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Biden now represents Jesus…

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the word cajole is to use flattery or soft persuasion.

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starpunk I do fully support, Israel, it people to defend its right to exist, I support the war after Hamas terrorists slaughtered 1200 and took 250 hostages.

The people of Palestine regretfully, no lets not beat around the bush here, have been made to pay with there lives, men women families children.

Can you justify such brutal retribution?

I, hand on heart can't. Actually I won't.

President Joe Biden needed to day one, with the benefit of hindsight, to engage a full diplomatic Israeli Arab summit. He politically flinched, stood back, he dithered.

Understandable in a world where policies associated with the middle east pivot in the direction that suits domestic political polls surveys, and the rather toxic world of partisan politicking.

Now as for Jewish lobbying, it has been around since the last supper

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Biden just trying to manipulate voters into thinking anything he says on this topic matters.

it doesn’t.

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Biden is the best option on the table. If you think otherwise, I’m sorry, but you’re just nuts.

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Just a reminder Israel bombed Gaza many times before Oct, indeed on Oct4 .

The idea that Gazza was some wonderful place before Hamas is really inaccurate.

Supplies of ALL THINGS were controlled....trucks couldnt enter freely, fishing boats had arbitrary lines from which they couldnt pass, exit permits were non exixtant....all aspects of peoples lives were controlled with the "1984 "like presence of drones ever flying overhead.

Not for nothing was Gaza called the world's largest open air prison.

Plus as an occupied territory, no civil law rights were available but military "law "" {detention without charge or trial eg }undercut ANY sense of normality for Gazan people.

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One has to ask what Biden's Repub political opponent would be doing in this situation...

Well, first, he be constantly on the phone with the Israeli Prime Minister, Bashar Al-Assad...

He be stressing that Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Iran all live in a tough neighborhood, South America...

He'd be airdropping supplies to the Gazans - gold sneakers and mugshot mugs...

Then he'd be telling his Secretary of State, Kid Rock, to "make a deal"...

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U.S. President Joe Biden has stepped up public pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, warning he's “hurting Israel” and speaking candidly about “come to Jesus” conversations with the leader 

Instead of repeating empty words that Naziyahoo continues to ignore, how about you stop sending him more bombs to kill Gaza civilians with? C'mon Joe.

*U.S. floods arms into Israel despite mounting alarm over war’s conduct**  ( Washington Post March 6, 2024 )*

Washington has approved more than 100 separate military sales to Israel since its invasion of Gaza, even as officials complain Israeli leaders have not done enough to protect civilians

The triple-digit figure, which has not been previously reported, is the latest indication of Washington’s extensive involvement in the polarizing five-month conflict even as top U.S. officials and lawmakers increasingly express deep reservations about Israel’s military tactics in a campaign that has killed more than 30,000 people, according to Gaza’s health authorities.

Only two approved foreign military sales to Israel have been made public since the start of conflict: $106 million worth of tank ammunition and $147.5 million of components needed to make 155 mm shells. Those sales invited public scrutiny because the Biden administration bypassed Congress to approve the packages by invoking an emergency authority

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2024/03/06/us-weapons-israel-gaza/

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Who knows the lies Netanyahu is telling Biden. Probably "If you don't send us the precision guided missiles, we'll have to use the older ones that kill more people." Or, "If we don't have the weapons we need now, the war will last longer and more innocents will die." Or "We are doing all we can to get aid into Gaza."

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One has to ask what Biden's Repub political opponent would be doing in this situation...He'd be airdropping supplies to the Gazans - gold sneakers and mugshot mugs...Then he'd be telling his Secretary of State, Kid Rock, to "make a deal"...

Lol, the orange Don groupies are back, just can't help themselves;) This is about grandpa Joe, he is the POTUS ( as long as he can remember) not Trump. Possibly not for much longer, hence the obsession with bringing him into every conversation. Aah the rent free head space;)

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Poor choice of words when appealing to the Jews.

Netanyahu knows what it means.

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The problem is the outlook and the future numerical development. Of course they know they will be outnumbered and entangled in future even more than now, a simple look at the birth rates and global numbers of religion members gives a clear hint. And if then there are established two separated sovereign states, which is the demand of global community, they don't even know what's going on in the neighborhood and if the next attack is planned. Tunnels and the massacre attacks for example couldn't even prevented with own control and full own information access. How does that turn out in a two state scenario? So in fact they have only this one shot in this very small time frame, and of course it will all repeat even more deadly with a ceasefire and two states. Not a nice situation, for no one involved. Can't be helped, in that whole region conflicts are the constant so to say.

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The Zionist Fox Netanyahu STIFFED Pres. Biden by playing the victims card and now Mr. Biden is realizing it, but it's too late the damage has already been done, Netanyahu genocide plan is at full display and prs. Biden can't stop it.

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"" Come To Jesus "" ! Netanyahu is NOT a Christian!

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Go, Joe, go!!!

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Pres. Biden is almost helpless now, the monster he and his Pro Israel team created is off the leash and not a damn thing they can do about it.

If Pres. Biden tries to act against Netanyahu his Pro Israel donation funds $$$ will shrink or even disappear, not only that he may end up losing the election.

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itsonlyrocknrollToday  08:24 am JST

starpunk I do fully support, Israel, it people to defend its right to exist, I support the war after Hamas terrorists slaughtered 1200 and took 250 hostages.

The people of Palestine regretfully, no lets not beat around the bush here, have been made to pay with there lives, men women families children.

Can you justify such brutal retribution?

I, hand on heart can't. Actually I won't.

I can't either. The Gazan victims are political victims and pawns stuck in the middle. They are Muslim, Christian, Bahai, Zoroastrian and Jewish in faith. And the Israeli PM Nutty Yahoo is a political cancer.

President Joe Biden needed to day one, with the benefit of hindsight, to engage a full diplomatic Israeli Arab summit. He politically flinched, stood back, he dithered.

Understandable in a world where policies associated with the middle east pivot in the direction that suits domestic political polls surveys, and the rather toxic world of partisan politicking.

That's more of an Arab League or a UN issue than just the US alone.

Now as for Jewish lobbying, it has been around since the last supper

That's the same crap these damn antisemites keep saying, Hitler used it as an excuse to snuff out 6 million of them. That 'Jewish lobbying/cartel/cabal' bull keeps being used by antisemites, lately by Kanye West/Ye and Roger Waters.

And here in America it's become 'fashionable' to bash Jews again. The Hillel Center on my university campus got vandalized by some Jew-bashing pukes and a few Jewish students got beat up. What did those guys do to deserve that? Nothing.

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The tail is wagging the dog. Netanyahu knows that the Jewish American vote requires the US to back him. As a bonus, every death turns this into Biden's Vietnam, supporting Trump's bid for the Presidency. Netanyahu has the US exactly where he wants them. Before the Hamas attack he was fighting court issues and huge pushback on his legal 'reforms'. Now he is in a win/win position. He can take back control of Palestine and wipe out as many people as the IDF want to with the US ensuring immunity from UN sanction. And he can move the US closer to having Trump back in power, which would be another win for him. He is already influencing the US election more than fake news and Russia ever will. Moral: Pick your allies with care.

Meanwhile Biden is considering banning TikTok, which may be an election killer for him on its own. The Democrats may already be locked in to losing to Trump.

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Touch guy Biden got caught on the hot mic again, that’s only reason he is even mentioning this.

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Political or business lobby groups should not be mistaken for cabals or cartels. starpunk

Non-governmental organizations, interest groups are a perfectly legitimate means to persuade government/congress/parliament officials to support the there chosen policies.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a perfectly upstanding pro-Israel American Jewish organisation.

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I really would not take the wittering gibberish Kanye West and Roger Waters waffles at face value.

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Middle East analysts say no signs are emerging that Biden can push Israel

Withdraw funding immediately!

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Hey Joe...Jews dont believe Jesus was the Son of God "

Thats why they upheld the sentence of crucifixion when Herod asked them to consider mercy.

Don’t believe everything you read, friend. “They” were the Jews’ ruling religious body, the Sanhedrin. Many of the Pharisees, closer to the common men, would have spared Yeshua.

The whole scene, however, represents the recollections of old men setting their stories down much later. No disrespect to believers meant.

And, for the Roter Frontkampfers here, I say … Stand tough, Bibi!

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Bibbi and Biden's main problem is the US youth, Muslim and Arab vote walking away from supporting Joe. Movement gaining traction, nobody likes Genocide!

29% of Hawaii voted 'uncommitted' in GAZA Genocide protest of Joe Biden in their primary last Friday. Ethics matter!

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Biden has lost what 4 US embassies now? Why does Israel need to even pay attention to that he (his handlers) say on foreign policy?

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Lebanon border and Hezbollah situation only going from bad to worse, so a full blown two front war seems likely now. Pretty sure Houthis are staying busy as well.

So, Biden and Bibbi have a full plate as Israel's economy continues to collapse in 1Q after falling 20% in 4Q.

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...Biden has stepped up public pressure on Netanyahu’s government, warning he's “hurting Israel”...

Exactly! This horrifying "Gaza cleansing" has done more disservice to Jews since Jesus and, more importantly for G-Joe, done damage to his electability 2024 because going to "confession" and crying crocodile tears over spilt blood won't wash any more with many voters.

Hamas knew exactly what they were getting into when they did what they did.

So did Netanyahu when he decided to ignore the warnings of an impending military operation. The BIG QUESTION in the room: did he see on October 7 the perfect alibi (with the help of dollops of propaganda and gaslighting) to commit the perfect mass-murder on Gazans supplied with weapons of mass destruction and under diplomatic cover from all the usual suspects and donors? The truth will one day out and all the gruesome facts of Netanyahu's sadistic "Nakba Redux" will find their way into the history books.

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