ZOA Appalled by Biden’s Latest “Extreme” Attacks on Israel’s Elected Government and Jewish Rights to Build Homes in the Jewish Heartland
News Press Release
July 13, 2023

Biden Doesn’t Appropriately Call Palestinian Regime’s Terrorist Dictatorship Extreme or Condemn Palestinian Building in Judea/Samaria

Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) National President Morton A. Klein and ZOA Director of Special Projects Liz Berney, Esq. released the following statement:

In a CNN television interview on July 9, 2023, President Biden criticized Israel’s duly elected government as “extreme,” (“this is one of the most extreme members of cabinets that I’ve seen”); absurdly called the right of Jews to build homes in the Jewish heartland an “extreme” position; continued his wrongheaded and insulting failure to invite Israel’s prime minister to the White House soon; and reiterated his call for a so-called “two-state solution” (creating a Palestinian Arab state on Israel’s lawful land which would be sure to be an Iranian-proxy terror state). Yet he doesn’t condemn the Palestinian regime as extreme, which it really is, nor does he condemn Arab building in Judea/Samaria.

In fact, it is Biden’s statements that are both extreme and antisemitic.

It is extreme and antisemitic to say that Jews cannot build their homes anywhere in the world – especially in the Jewish homeland.

It is extreme and antisemitic to condemn an Israeli government that is trying to protect its citizens from daily Palestinian Arab terror attacks.

It is extreme to condemn an Israeli government that is trying to enact much needed, democratic reforms to Israel’s despotic, self-appointed Supreme Court, which ignores duly-passed laws in order to promote a left wing agenda, and whose lawless decisions have even cost innocent Israeli lives. Just this week, an Israeli Supreme Court encouraged illegal migrants to remain in Israel.

It is extreme to call for creating a Palestinian Arab terror state on Israel’s land, especially when the Israeli government and the majority of Israelis oppose this.

Interestingly, Biden also commented that he goes all the way back to Golda Meir (Israeli Prime Minister from 1969 to 1974), and that Golda Meir was “not extreme.” Notably, Meir opposed a Palestinian Arab state; opposed an Israeli retreat to the pre-1967 (1948 ceasefire) lines; and believed that Jews must not be prevented from rebuilding their homes in the Jewish homeland. Those are the same positions that Biden now wrongly labels as “extreme.”

In her autobiography, PM Meir stated regarding Jews who resettled the millennia-old Jewish city of Hebron, after Israel recovered Hebron from Jordan’s 19-year illegal occupation: “Was it logical, I asked myself and my colleagues, for the world (including our superpious doves) to demand of a Jewish government that it pass legislation expressly forbidding Jews to settle anywhere on earth? . . . Obviously no Israeli government could ever obligate itself to a permanent banning of Jews from any part of the Holy Land.” (My Life, by Golda Meir, p. 405)

Meir also wrote that UN Security Council Resolution 242 “does not say that Israel must withdraw from all territories; nor does it say that Israel must withdraw from the territories; but it does say that every state [e.g., Israel and Jordan] in the area has a right to live in peace within “secure and recognized boundaries” and it does specify the termination of the belligerency. Furthermore, it does not speak of a Palestinian state.” (Id., p. 372.)

During the CNN broadcast, Biden also absurdly blamed terrorism on the Palestinian Authority’s supposed “weakness” instead of acknowledging the truth that the Palestinian Authority is inciting and participating in the violence, and paying Arab terrorists to murder Jews and Americans. For instance, 5 of the 12 terrorists killed during the recent firefight in Jenin were affiliated with Fatah, the governing party of the Palestinian Authority. (See ZOA: Jenin’s PA/Fatah Terrorists Show That Strengthening the Palestinian Authority Would Be a Dangerous Mistake,” July 6, 2023.)

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