Netanyahu Slams Biden’s Criticism Of Israel’s Military Strategy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s criticism of him during an interview with MSNBC in which he said Netanyahu “must pay more attention to the innocent lives be lost as a consequence of the actions taken.”

Claiming that Netanyahu is “hurting Israel” more than helping it, Biden stated, “And I think it’s a big mistake. So I want to see a ceasefire. And I’m starting with a major, major exchange of prisoners for a six week period.”

In response, Netanyahu said that Biden’s assertions were wrong.

“Well I don’t know exactly what the president meant, but if he meant by that that I’m pursuing private policies against the majority, the wish of the majority of Israelis and that this is hurting the interests of Israel, then he’s wrong on both counts,” he stated.

“Number one, these are not my private policies only. They’re policies supported by the overwhelming majority of the Israelis. They support the action that we’re taking to destroy the remaining terrorist battalions of Hamas. They say that once we destroy Hamas, the last thing we should do is put in Gaza, in charge of Gaza, the Palestinian Authority that educates its children towards terrorism and pays for terrorism,” the prime minister argued.

He went on to make the case that the majority of Israelis understand that if the nation does not “resoundingly reject the attempt to ram down out throats a Palestinian state,” there will be a repetition of the Oct. 7 attack in which Hamas killed about 1,200 Israelis and took about 250 people hostage.

“So, the attempt to say that my policies are my private policies that are not supported by most Israelis is false. The vast majority are united as never before and they understand what’s for Israel,” he concluded.