President Biden arrived in Israel on Wednesday, kicking off his short tour of the Middle East. In remarks made after his plane landed, the president said the connection between Israelis and Americans is “bone deep” and voiced his staunch support for the Jewish state.
“The connection between the Israeli people and the American people is bone deep. It’s bone-deep,” Biden said at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. The president added that he believes the US relationship with Israel “is deeper and stronger, in my view, than it’s ever been.”
The president voiced his support for a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. “We’ll discuss my continued support — even though I know it’s not in the near-term — a two-state solution,” he said.
Critics of a two-state solution argue that it’s not practical as Israel continues the expansion of illegal settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. A two-state proposal put forward during the Trump administration, dubbed the “Vision for Peace,” would have allowed Israel to keep its settlements, annex a large portion of the Jordan Valley, and would have created Israeli-only access roads through Palestinian territory, all terms that Palestinians would never accept.
Biden is set to visit the West Bank and Saudi Arabia on his trip, and a major focus of his will be deepening Israeli military cooperation with Arab states in the region. Israel is looking to build a military alliance against Iran with a focus on integrated air defense and showcased missile systems and a new laser system to Biden shortly after his remarks at the airport.
Also on Wednesday, an interview with Biden aired on an Israeli TV network where he dismissed criticism of Israel from progressive Democrats. “There are few of them. I think they’re wrong. I think they’re making a mistake,” he said. “Israel is a democracy. Israel is our ally. Israel is a friend, and I think that I make no apologies.”
Biden has come under pressure for his plans to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the de facto Saudi ruler’s role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The president has also been asked to address the Israeli killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was gunned down by Israeli forces in the West Bank on May 11. The Biden administration side-stepped a request for the president to meet with Abu Akleh’s family and instead invited them to visit Washington.
48 thoughts on “Biden Arrives in Israel, Says US-Israeli Connection Is ‘Bone Deep’”
I have not forgotten Shireen Abu Akleh, an AMERICAN journalist that Israel shot and killed just 2 months ago for reporting for the Palestinians. But we all know about Biden’s memory problems already….He still thinks we live in the Cold War.
Categorizing him as senile is cutting him a break. He is a sociopath like Trump before him.
Which brings to mind the WHO song, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. “New boss, same as the old boss”.
Why can’t it be both?
Some of both, I suspect. The man can’t blow his nose without an instruction manual.
Or a suction device…!
You think anybody that has managed to rise to that level, isn’t a sociopath?
and there it is. it takes a certain something to even aspire to reach that level.
I guess there are degrees, right? I also don’t think that Biden was the sharpest tool in the shed before he got old.
But always a warmonger. Even when the balls weren’t at knee level.
Even uglier than Trump. Biden is evil and without any charisma, old Trump at least had some charisma in spite of his lies, sometimes he even told the truth as irrational as he is.
Biden is just a despicable, demented old sociopath.
It is more likely there will be riots before the election, his poll numbers will not go up, no matter how many more wars he starts.
He is taking the nation over the cliff and will claim Putin made him do it.
I agree with most of what you said, but Trump was just too thirsty for attention, constantly on TV and twitter. It was very grating. Not that Biden isn’t but he’s less omnipresent.
I do agree with you, Trump is a very vindictive person too, but in someway I find Biden more repulsive. Never voted for Trump, but I voted for Biden with reservations expecting, hoping, he would pick a competent administration and be more rational, and never expected him to foment war the way he does. Biden is more absent and more dangerous than Trump was.
Thanks for your honesty
I probably detest Biden more. I think with Trump you expected the lies. But the Biden progressive fakery makes him loathsome. He pretends to be this empath when he doesn’t give a shit at all. At least with Trump he doesn’t pretend to be a nice guy.
I probably detest Biden more. I think with Trump you expected the lies.
But the Biden progressive fakery makes him loathsome. He pretends to be this empath (who feels deeply everyone’s pain) when he doesn’t give a sh!t at all, it shows in his lack of action. At least with Trump, he
doesn’t pretend to be a nice guy.
You hit the nail on the head.
Oh and I voted for him too to be rid of Trump, but the policies largely remain the same.
Agree, Renate. I too voted for ByeDone (holding my nose) for the simple reason that he “wasn’t Trump”. I hang my head in shame for not voting third party,
Not to defend Trump in any way, but I highly doubt that he would have involved Amerikkka in the Ukrainian quagmire.
And at least, under Trump, I didn’t lose $10k of my modest investments.
But there is no telling what a second term would have been like, the background in the State Department is where they make the real music. He had Pompeo as SoS. A real thug too. Trump/Pompeo and Biden/Blinken, much the same, on the other side is Putin/Lavrov, what a difference.
Amazing isn’t it Renate?
The other side has actual statesmen.
You may be right about the dementia, if this is real (then I feel sorry for him, but he should step down)
That is very difficult, so much ambition over decades to finally reach the fruit, to give it up so soon is almost impossible.
Let’s not forget Rachel Corrie
Or the crew of the USS Liberty.
Or that journalist that just got shot, she was an American
Or Monica Lewinsky
I wonder if they took him hunting in the occupied Territories. Bag a couple of Palestinians maybe.
Or, watch an IDF sniper at work.
Bone head Joe Biden has no gray matter between his ears only solid bone.
Bone Biden suits him well to be called from now on…!
I wonder how much money Israel will pilfer from the US? I’m sure that Biden has made out a signed blank check for them.
“….the president said the connection between Israelis and Americans is ‘bone deep’….” I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel that connection in my tired old bones. Do you?
What he is saying is he does not mind that we, American taxpayers, get boned again and again.
Good one. That brought a chuckle.
It is more like a brainless skull deep…!
NA, that “bone-deep” connection is suffering from severe bone density loss.
Maybe ByeDone needs to give it a shot of Prolia.
I don’t know a single non-Evangelical individual who feels a “bone-deep” connection to the Government Occupying Palestine.
The Holocaust has been denigrated to propaganda, it never fails.
The Japanese don’t role out Hiroshima and Nagasaki for propaganda purposes like that.
Startling reply, Renate…I never even thought of that!
And of course you are correct!
“The Japanese don’t role out Hiroshima and Nagasaki for propaganda purposes”
Amazingly, the US does.
It’s difficult for me to even wrap my head around Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Wars…vaporizing civilian populations with absolutely no military significance.
It’s been said that it was actually a show of force for Russia’s benefit.
Definitely for Stalin.
“The Biden administration side-stepped a request for the president to meet with Abu Akleh’s family and instead invited them to visit Washington.”
Not enough time. He can meet with her killers, but he just can’t squeeze in enough time to meet with her family. After all he still has to go kiss him some MBS ass. You know the guy that had the journalist sliced and diced and wasted 81 people in a single day during a mass execution.
Politicians are hypocrites but Biden takes the cake. The man has no shame. He never had a word of regret about the war in Iraq which he strongly supported, or any political philosophy, only election slogans.
I really like the way Israel sprung to our side to support us and the Ukrainians in the recent spot of bother.
And you have to have a “bone head” to keep the US – Israel relationship that way. Israel is an enemy of everything real Americans (supposedly) used to value.It is a colonialist, fanatical, imperialist, terrorist, illegal state that needs to be removed and replaced by a bi-national country.
I believe it’s coming, Richard. Polls indicate that Amerikkkans between the ages of 18 and 29 support Palestine over IsraHell by a significant margin.
Thank the powers-that-be that they receive real, actual news through sites like this rather than the MSM.
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