US President Joe Biden has claimed in speeches, declarations, and at news conferences hosted by the State Department that Israel’s efforts to reform its judiciary pose a threat to the country’s democratic nature.
Legal experts have criticized this claim as being made in poor faith.
Differences between the White House and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran’s nuclear ambitions are topics that the president and his administration discuss much less frequently.
Long before Israel’s judicial reform, tensions between Netanyahu and former President Barack Obama over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran deal, were high.
Despite claiming to have an excellent connection with Netanyahu, Biden has not yet invited him to the White House. U.S. policy is at the heart of their conflict.
“I believe that at the core of this tension is President Biden and his administration’s refusal to support one of our greatest allies.
In the past, the United States’ steadfast support for Israel was unquestioned. However, the Biden administration continually failed to live up to this standard,” Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) told JNS.
Congresswoman Tenney claimed earlier this month that the Biden administration’s silence encouraged Iran as Israel “engaged in a counterterrorism operation to neutralize Iranian-backed terrorists in Samaria.”
According to Tenney, the Biden administration is solely responsible for this uptick in hostility because of its ongoing criticism of Israel, meddling in internal Israeli political affairs, and silence over Iranian support for Palestinian terrorists.
She continued, “I completely concur with Prime Minister Netanyahu that President Biden is putting both American and Israeli security in jeopardy by negotiating a new ‘less for more’ deal with Iran.
“The Biden administration must stop pursuing any new deal with Iran as a first step in mending this crucial relationship; only then can tensions thaw.”
According to Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.), Netanyahu’s not being invited to Washington “is an indictment of this administration’s severe tunnel vision.
Ogles continued, “Israel is America’s most important security partner and greatest ally, and I certainly don’t begrudge the Netanyahu government for protecting their citizens from a nuclear-armed Iran.
Similar tweets on Iran were made by Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) in March of last year. “The reports that Biden’s State Department is directly and indirectly aiding, assisting, and leading the protests in Israel should concern every American,” the congressman stated.
“Biden is doing everything in his power to overthrow Bibi’s government because he can’t take how harsh Bibi is on Iran. It’s disgusting!”