U.S. President Joe Biden stated that Israel is losing global support due to its "indiscriminate" bombing of Gaza and called for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to change his approach.
Biden's remarks were made during a fundraising event and marked his strongest criticism to date of Netanyahu's handling of Israel's war in Gaza. He emphasized that Israel's security relies not only on the United States but also on the support of other nations.
Biden further mentioned his private conversation with Netanyahu, discussing the need to avoid repeating past mistakes and highlighting the importance of a Palestinian state.
Netanyahu has remained defiant and has expressed no plans for a Palestinian state now or in the future Netanyahu has remained defiant, expressing no plans for a Palestinian state now or in the future. This stance reflects a broader political position that challenges the international consensus on a two-state solution.
Despite international pressure and Biden’s emphasis on the necessity for change, Netanyahu’s government continues to prioritize its current policies over the pursuit of a new approach towards Palestine. This unwavering position raises questions about the future of peace negotiations and the role of the U.S. and other nations in influencing Israel’s strategy in the region.