Israeli Officials Reportedly Angered by Pressure from Biden: 'Would Israel Dare to Weigh in on the George Floyd Killing?'


President Joe Biden’s attempt to intervene in Israel’s response to rocket attacks from Hamas terrorists has reportedly angered Israeli officials, including one who asked, “Would Israel dare to weigh in on the George Floyd killing?”

Barak Ravid, an Axios columnist, reported the concerns for the outlet on Wednesday. The news follows increased tensions between the Biden administration and Israel as the nation responds to more than 3,000 rockets aimed at its nation’s citizens, according to BBC.

As the Israeli-Hamas conflict entered its 10th day, Biden pressed the Middle East ally to de-escalate its response in Gaza.

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“The two leaders had a detailed discussion on the state of events in Gaza, Israel’s progress in degrading the capabilities of Hamas and other terrorist elements, and ongoing diplomatic efforts by regional governments and the United States,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters in a brief statement, according to Reuters.

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“The president conveyed to the prime minister that he expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire.”

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed Biden on Wednesday over his call for Israel to “de-escalate” its defensive war against Palestinian Hamas terrorists.

A coalition of GOP senators also held a news conference on Wednesday to address the issue.

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted, “The difference between Israel and Hamas: Hamas uses innocent civilians as human shields to protect their missiles. Israel uses missiles to protect its people.”

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Cruz added, “[T]he Mainstream Media are happily parroting their propaganda.”

Some Democrats have criticized Israel’s response, alleging the nation is committing “war crimes.”

Adam Milstein, the co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, wrote, “Despite the slanderous claims of anti-Israel individuals, the IDF is going above and beyond to minimize civilian casualties.”

As Israel continues to respond in the protection of its citizens, Biden’s attempts to intervene have shown little impact, instead increasing frustrations between America and its Middle East ally.

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Dillon Burroughs reports on breaking news for The Western Journal and is the author or co-author of numerous books.
Dillon Burroughs reports on breaking news for The Western Journal and is the author or co-author of numerous books. An accomplished endurance athlete, Burroughs has also completed numerous ultramarathons. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and three children.