ZOA Condemns Biden’s False Charge That Israel is “Indiscriminately” Bombing Gaza and Demands That Israel Remove Democratically Elected Members of Coalition
News Press Release
December 14, 2023

Yet Biden Doesn’t Condemn PA Praising Oct. 7 or Their Pay-to-Slay, Doesn’t Demand Removal of PA Leaders Who Praise Hamas

Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) National President Morton A. Klein released the following statement:

ZOA strongly condemns President Joe Biden’s dangerous, indiscriminate remarks on December 12th, falsely accusing Israel of “indiscriminate bombing” in Gaza; criticizing and calling for changing Israel’s democratically elected government; and calling for Israel to “strengthen” and reward the Palestinian Authority (PA) terror regime with a Palestinian Arab state carved out of Israel’s lawful land (a so-called “two-state solution”) — while the PA is celebrating the October 7th atrocities, continuing to pay terrorists huge lifetime pensions to murder Jews and insisting that Hamas must be part of a Palestinian state; and the PA’s ruling Fatah party is bragging about its brigades participating in the October 7th atrocities.

Falsely accusing Israel of “indiscriminate bombing” creates more fuel for attacking American Jews. Biden’s widely disseminated, reckless remarks will likely inspire more antisemitism, at a time when American Jews are being attacked on college campuses and American streets at record breaking levels. Even his spokesman John Kirby said no country, including America, does more to protect civilian lives. 

Biden voiced his unjustified criticisms of Israel and his statements interfering with and attempting to undermine Israeli democracy at a closed-door campaign reception on December 12, 2023. Biden’s remarks were then published on the White House website and amplified in media around the world.

Biden should be well aware that a Palestinian state would be a Fatah-Hamas terror state. On December 10th (two days before Biden’s awful remarks), PA Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh told a Doha forum that “Hamas is an integral part of the Palestinian mosaic”; that eliminating Hamas is not acceptable to the PA; and proudly proclaimed that the Palestinian Authority defended Hamas from charges of terrorism in the UN and that Hamas must be part of the “day after” plan for Gaza, the West Bank, and east Jerusalem.

And just last week (Dec. 6, 2023), official PA television featured a Fatah representative calling for “all types of resistance” including “armed struggle” [terrorism].

It is also utterly sickening and beyond ridiculous and dangerous that Biden is calling for strengthening the PA and giving them a state when PA ruling party Fatah’s “Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades” participated in the October 7th atrocities against Jewish civilians. Fatah murdered Jewish civilians at Nahal Oz kibbutz with Kalashnikov rifles, stomped on Jews’ heads, and published video of themselves doing so and bragging about it. Another Fatah video shows a Fatah terrorist taking an Israeli captive, and a Fatah spokesman bragging that Fatah’s “Brigades, together with the rest of the Palestinian resistance factions [Hamas and PIJ], carried out several operations [terror attacks] behind enemy lines [meaning in Israel] as part of the Al-Aqsa Flood battle” [the October 7th atrocities]. The Fatah video also praised the October 7th massacre as a first step to “liberate” all of “Palestine” [to destroy Israel]. Palestinian Media Watch, which exposed the video, noted that the Fatah spokesman said four times that the PA’s Fatah is fighting “together with the rest of the resistance factions” [Hamas, PIJ, etc.] 

Biden is undoubtedly also well aware that Israel is not engaging in “indiscriminate bombing.” If Israel was in fact engaged in “indiscriminate bombing” in Gaza, Israel would have long ago flattened all of Gaza from the air. Instead, Israel has been making surgical strikes on Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror targets and engaging in dangerous close quarters combat with Hamas and PIJ terrorists, which risks and costs Israeli soldiers’ lives.

If Israel were in fact engaged in “indiscriminate bombing” in Gaza, Israeli soldiers would not have to contend with countless Hamas terrorists popping out of hidden tunnels to ambush and shoot Israeli soldiers.

If Israel were in fact engaged in “indiscriminate bombing” in Gaza, the 105 Jewish soldiers killed in the Gaza ground operation would still be alive today; and the 582 Jewish soldiers wounded in the Gaza ground operation would still be well and intact.

President Biden knows full well that, as British Commander Colonel Richard Kemp attests, the Israel Defense Force is the “world’s most moral army” and “does more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than any other army in the history of warfare.”

So why is Biden spouting these anti-Israel falsehoods that will increase attacks against American Jews, increase unwarranted pressure on Israel, and benefit the Hamas and PA terrorists?

Is it because radical Islamist, anti-Israel groups, such as Emgage, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights (the major antisemitic anti-Israel boycott group), the National Muslim Democratic Council (NMDC), and the Arab Center in Washington, D.C. are openly threatening that Muslims will not to vote for Biden in swing states in 2024, unless Biden does their bidding? Is it because the antisemitic far-left of his party is pressuring him along with Obama? If so, that’s a shameful abdication of Biden’s obligations to tell the truth and protect American citizens and America and its allies from terrorists.

Incredibly, during his December 12th speech, Biden also dismissed the fact that a lot of civilians died when America carpet bombed Germany and dropped the atomic bomb on Japan in World War II, and fought Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan after 9/11, by saying: “Don’t make the same mistakes we made at 9/11. There was no reason why we had to be in a war in Afghanistan at 9/11. There was no reason why we had to do some of the things we did.”

Does Biden really think that it was wrong for America to use force to stop Nazi Germany; and to save one million American soldiers’ lives by dropping the bomb on Japan; and to stop Al-Qaeda and Bin Laden after 9/11? Has Biden forgotten the president’s first duty to defend and protect America and American lives?

During the same speech, Biden also falsely said regarding opposition to much-needed judicial reform in Israel: “That wasn’t any outside influence. That came from within Israel.” In fact, the Biden State Department used U.S. tax dollars to fund a major organizer of anti-government judicial reform protests in Israel. Further, President Biden and Biden’s then-Ambassador to Israel, Tom Nides, wrongly interfered with and publicly opposed Israel’s proposed judicial reforms and other internal Israeli matters, in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Affairs.

If Biden is sincere about supporting our ally Israel, rescuing American and Israeli hostages, stopping attacks on Jews in the U.S. and destroying Hamas, Biden needs to apologize for and stop making false allegations against Israel, the IDF and Israel’s democratically elected government, and stop calling for the strengthening of the PA terror regime.

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