Israel is battling both Hamas and Biden

Israeli diplomatic source worries that Biden could ‘throw Israel under the bus’ as US elections near.

By Ryan Jones | | Topics: Gaza, Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu
In the early days of the war, Biden was seen as a stalwart defender of Israel. Now he's an obstruction to victory. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90
In the early days of the war, Biden was seen as a stalwart defender of Israel. Now he's an obstruction to victory. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90

Just a week ago, the Biden Administration lauded Israel over its “extraordinarily generous offer” in hostage/ceasefire negotiations with Hamas. And now all of a sudden the White House suggests the onus is back on Israel to keep those talks alive, despite Hamas’s clear rejection of that generous offer?

US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had what some described as a tense phone call yesterday. The White House later said the president had reminded Bibi of his opposition to an IDF operation in Rafah, and pressed for Israel to continue efforts to reach a hostage/ceasefire deal.

It’s become increasingly clear to Israelis that the American government’s primary objective is to end the war in Gaza, even if that means Hamas survives to fight another day. And the best way to do that at present is to draw out the hostage/ceasefire talks.

The reason is simple. Biden’s got an election to win in November, and a large segment of his potential voter base is very unhappy with the Gaza war and America’s present support for it.

For Israelis, this is a fight for long-term survival, so their patience was bound to run out. And now that the Rafah operation has begun, there’s viable concern that Biden could turn fully hostile toward the Jewish state.

“The Biden administration says it is committed to eliminating Hamas, but in practice it is pressing to avoid action in the last major stronghold of the terrorist organization, against the backdrop of elections [in the US],” an Israeli diplomatic source told the daily Israel Hayom. “We are at a critical moment in the campaign. If the Americans turn their backs on Israel, the implications for the entire region will be severe,” he added.

Biden would be unlikely to turn on Israel as a whole. That would risk losing him the votes of moderate Democrats and many, if not most of his Jewish constituents. No, instead Biden will make Netanyahu a scapegoat, claiming the Israeli premier, his government’s “extraordinarily generous offer” notwithstanding, was the true obstacle to a hostage/ceasefire deal.

Netanyahu will be painted as a warmonger who is somehow forcing his nation into continued conflict against the will of the people. Despite the fact that many, many polls show that the vast majority of Israelis want the war to continue until Hamas is defeated and destroyed, and the atrocities of Oct. 7 can never again be visited upon them.

So while Israel’s soldiers are fiercely battling jihadists in Gaza and elsewhere, her politicians and defense officials are engaged in an equally-critical diplomatic fight, trying to hold out long enough for either the current American administration to come to its senses, or for Donald Trump to return to the Oval Office.

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5 responses to “Israel is battling both Hamas and Biden”

  1. Disciple 1978 says:

    The best scenario is for the US to support Israel until Hamas are neutralised. As they’ve withheld an arms shipment what biblical scenario must be referenced to draw a parallel? History repeats itself and Israel’s history is midrashic, so which event best describes US double-mindedness? (Any bible scholars out there?)
    Is it Edom’s betrayal when first they wouldn’t help Israel’s exodus? (Num 20:18) They rejoiced when the Philistines attacked in 840 bc and Babylon in 587 bc as they hoped to take the spoil. (Ps 137:7)
    Is the US a friend with an ulterior motive?
    Britain betrayed Israel during the Mandate and worked against establishing a Jewish homeland.
    Arab peace treaties have been less than fruitful.
    The only sure thing is that a world entity will turn against a godly entity. Whoever is a friend of the world is an enemy of God. (James 4:4)

  2. Disciple 1978 says:

    Picking up on that theme that being a friend of the world makes you an enemy of God, as Christians we often have to choose how to live in a fallen world. Our natural selfishness keeps us in worldly bondage as we see that sin rules in our members. (Rom 7:23) Drink, drugs, rock and roll, fame and fortune being common worldly pursuits that we have to get free from.
    As nations we have the same dilemma. Neither Israel or Christian nations have managed to remain free from worldliness. Spiritually the world is classed as Egypt, Babylon or Greece (Zech 9:13: Is 19:3; Rev 17:5) and all nations tend to towards it.
    Messiah established the kingdom of God. This kingdom would first seek to rule men’s hearts, then their households then their nations. In time Messiah will rule from Zion and Israel is restored for just that purpose.
    The world is naturally Egypt, it will always oppose Zion. Israel and the church have to live with this reality in the strength of the Lord and do what’s right.

  3. Disciple 1978 says:

    Tiff Shuttlesworth’s video points out how the world is preparing for Antichrist. “Interfaith dialogue” is being promoted through the United Religions Initiative. The Abrahamic Family House has been built in Abu Dhabi to host joint worship meetings between the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Maybe the Christians haven’t read 2 Corinthians 6:11-18. Global politics, religion and economics are Antichrist’s agenda. He’s spiritually locked into rebuilding his Tower of Babel and raising his Nimrod, his mystery Babylon. He misleads mankind with the lust of the flesh, the eyes and the pride of life. (Gen 3:6; Matt 4:1 and 1 John 2:16)

    • Vernon Ryan says:

      Amen to all you have said. One thing I have been seeing lately is the fear in peoples lives who aren’t for what the left has been doing but don’t know what to do or where to turn. All of us who know what the word says and aren’t doing our part to educate people about the world we are now living in, need to step up now, or we may wind up on the wrong side of judgement day.
      When you are running the race to make it to the heavenly realm, you can’t take any breaks or stop by the wayside for anything, you have to keep running to win.

      • Disciple 1978 says:

        Israel Today is fulfilling an important ministry, a one the church was called to fulfil many years ago, of relating God to the world through Israel.
        As a believer their articles often give me opportunity to express my faith by addressing a multitude of issues insofar as I’m developed in the mind of Christ. Sometimes the Lord drops a lead in my heart when reading some articles that prompts me to explore further.
        Other publications are less open to messianic expression but I’m pleased the Lord lets me express him as best I can somewhere.
        Today’s reading in Is 42:1 says Behold my servant. I think we get a better understanding of life through Christ’s eyes as we read his word, live his life and relate him to the world.

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