President Joe Biden is supposed to be a strong leader of the free world, but he is seen as anything but that.
"A chorus of leaders on Israel’s political right attacked U.S. President Joe Biden for his criticisms of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, calling Biden 'weak' and claiming Israel is 'more democratic' than the U.S.," reported Breitbart.
Biden asked for the criticism after he said he would not invite Netanyahu to the White House.
An invitation to the White House has historically been a courtesy shown to every elected Israeli leader.
Both of Netanyahu’s predecessors have visited the White House.
Additionally, Biden said that Israel needed political change.
"Biden contradicted U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides, who promised an invitation would be forthcoming just hours before, after Netanyahu paused his government’s ongoing judicial reforms, amid mounting protest," reported Breitbart.
"Israeli figures — including former ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren — blasted Biden’s attempt to intervene in domestic politics, especially as the threat of a potential nuclear Iran loomed, presumably a common threat," according to Breitbart News.
"I don’t think a country that has experienced not long ago an insurrection is in a position to be preaching democracy to Israel, or in fact anybody. It is not exactly the position to be telling us what is democratic and what is not democratic," Oren said.
"Leaders on the Israeli right mocked Biden, with one predicting that the Democratic Party will lose the 2024 elections 'even if a toaster and an iron run against them.' Others emphasized that despite the close defense ties between Israel and the U.S., Israel can defend itself if need be," reports Breitbart. "Netanyahu tried to smooth other the dispute, announcing that Israel had passed legislation to comply with U.S. rules to allow Israeli citizens to enter the U.S. without a visa, and appearing virtually among other world leaders at a State Department summit on democracy."
Biden says Israel "cannot continue down this road," says he is hopeful that a compromise can be reached "but that remains to be seen."
Contradicting Nides, he says he is not inviting Netanyahu to White House "in the near term." pic.twitter.com/5dk75Gk4PC
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