Biden Appointments Watch

Joe Biden’s Hostile-to-Israel Appointments:

Wendy Sherman
Deputy Secretary of State Nominee

Sherman also downplayed PLO suicide bombings and other terror attacks on innocent Israelis engineered by Arafat following the Oslo accords, by calling this mere “nagging disruptions from the Palestinian side.”

Read ZOA’s news release:
ZOA: Depty Secy State Nominee Wendy Sherman: Hostile to Israel, Pro-Iran Deal

Kristen Clarke
Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Nominee

The linked letter [in Clark’s tweet] accused ADL of playing a “destructive role . . . in undermining struggles for justice,” based on a few occasions when ADL criticized antisemites such as Ilhan Omar.

Read ZOA’s news release:
Nominee for Asst. Attorney General for Civil Rights Division Kristin Clarke is a Racist, Jew-Hater, Israel-Hater-Withdraw This Horrific Nomination

Deb Haaland
Interior Secretary Nominee

Haaland tweeted: ‘The murder of 60 Palestinians in Gaza just as Ramadan begins weigh heavy on my heart today…” but failed to mention that Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad acknowledged almost all casualties were their militants. J Street called her their hero.

Read ZOA’s news release:
ZOA Examines 4 More Biden Appts for Their Hostility-to-Israel

Antony Blinken
Secretary of State

Blinken opposed sanctioning and designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization.

Read ZOA’s news release:
ZOA: Biden’s Troubling Appointments: Apologizer-to-Sarsour Tony Blinken; Anti-Israel Platform-Promoter Avril Haines; Suicide Bombing-Supporter Reema Dodin; and Alejandro Mayorkas

Avril Haines
Director of National Intelligence

Haines signed a vicious letter falsely condemning Israeli violence, terrorism, and incitement.

Read ZOA’s news release:
ZOA: Biden’s Troubling Appointments: Apologizer-to-Sarsour Tony Blinken; Anti-Israel Platform-Promoter Avril Haines; Suicide Bombing-Supporter Reema Dodin; and Alejandro Mayorkas

Reema Dodin
Deputy Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs

Dodin legitimized and even encouraged suicide bombings against Jews.

Read ZOA’s news release:
ZOA: Biden’s Troubling Appointments: Apologizer-to-Sarsour Tony Blinken; Anti-Israel Platform-Promoter Avril Haines; Suicide Bombing-Supporter Reema Dodin; and Alejandro Mayorkas

Alejandro Mayorkas
Secretary of Homeland Security

Mayorkas serves on HIAS board, which works with Islamic Relief, an organization on Israel’s terrorist list.

Read ZOA’s news release:
ZOA: Biden’s Troubling Appointments: Apologizer-to-Sarsour Tony Blinken; Anti-Israel Platform-Promoter Avril Haines; Suicide Bombing-Supporter Reema Dodin; and Alejandro Mayorkas

Jen Psaki
White House Press Secretary

Psaki questioned Israel’s commitment to peace, yet never questioned the Palestinian Authority’s commitment to peace.

Read ZOA’s news release:
More Biden’s Hostile-to-Israel Appts – Press Sec’y Jen Psaki Called Plans to Build Jewish Homes in Jerusalem “Poisoning the Atmosphere,” etc.

Karine Jean-Pierre
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary

Jean-Pierre Condemned those who condemned Jew-haters Reps. Omar, Tlaib, and AOC, and successfully urged Democratic presidential candidates not to attend a major pro-Israel conference.

Read ZOA’s news release:
ZOA’s Klein JNS Op-Ed—Top Contender for Biden’s Press Secretary is a Jew-Hating Israelophobe

Susan Rice
Director of the Domestic Policy Council

Rice’s deeply concerning policy positions include: calling Israel’s concerns about the Iran Deal outrageous; promoting anti-Israel UNRWA; U.S. involvement in Israel-bashing UN Human Rights Council; supporting anti-Israel UNSC Res. 2334…

Read ZOA’s news release:
ZOA to Biden: Reconsider Appointing Yet Another Israel-Basher Susan Rice to Top Govt Post

Denis McDonough
Secretary of Veterans Affairs

McDonough spoke at the anti-Israel J Street convention and falsely condemned Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

Read ZOA’s news release:
ZOA Examines 4 More Biden Appts for Their Hostility-to-Israel

Pete Buttigieg
Secretary of Transportation

Buttigieg called for financially penalizing Israel if Israel ‘annexes’ Jewish communities in Judea/Samaria and blamed Israel for the lack of peace.

Read ZOA’s news release:
ZOA Examines 4 More Biden Appts for Their Hostility-to-Israel

Symone Sanders
Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson to the Vice President

Sanders praised Israel-basher and Jew-hater Linda Sarsour as dedicating her career to fighting for justice.

Read ZOA’s news release:
ZOA Examines 4 More Biden Appts for Their Hostility-to-Israel

Robert Malley
U.S. Special Envoy on Iran

An analysis of Malley’s 2019 foreign policy articles aptly observed that Malley’s foreign policy prescriptions consist of: abandoning our allies (Israel, Sunni Arab states); raising false specters of war; and weakening the U.S. and our partners to follow a dangerous, doomed “peace through weakness” strategy.

Read ZOA’s news release:
ZOA Opposes Robert Malley Serving as Special Envoy on Iran – or Any Position

Maher Bitar
Senior Director for Intelligence at the National Security Council

Bitar wrote in one paper, “Israel’s political existence as a state is the cause for Palestinian dispossession and statelessness…. Israel’s rejection of their right to return remains the main obstacle to finding a durable solution.”

Read Daniel Greenfield’s op-ed:
Biden Puts Maher Bitar, Anti-Israel BDS Activist in Charge of NSC Intel | Frontpagemag

John Kerry
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

Kerry insisted: “There will be no advance and separate peace between Israel and the Arab world, without the Palestinian process and Palestinian peace. Everybody needs to understand that. That is a hard reality.” (video) The Abraham Accords proved Kerry completely wrong.

Read ZOA’s news release:
ZOA: John Kerry – Another Dangerous Hostile-to-Israel, Pro-Iran Biden Appointee