Fears of ethnic cleansing in Gaza: Biden under pressure to act

Biden says Isreali forbid’s two state solution

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Biden says Isreali forbid's two state solution

US  President Joe Biden

Biden says Isreali forbid’s two state solution. US  President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the Israeli government is opposed to a two-state agreement with the Palestinians and urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “change” his cabinet.

After weeks of firmly supporting Israel’s assault on Gaza in response to the October 7 Hamas strikes, Biden’s remarks to Democratic donors exposed a rare schism with Netanyahu.

“Bibi’s got a tough decision to make,” Biden remarked of Netanyahu and his staunch right-wing government.

 

“This is the most conservative government in Israel’s history,” he claimed, adding that Israel “doesn’t want a two-state solution.”

Biden went on to say that Israel was losing international support and that Netanyahu needed to “strengthen and change” the Israeli government in order to find a long-term solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem.

His remarks reflect a growing schism over what happens after the war, with US requests for Gaza to be handed over to a stronger Palestinian Authority being met with skepticism in Israel.

Following a talk with Biden on Tuesday, Netanyahu stated that the allies had “disagreement” about “the day after Hamas.”

The Israeli prime minister expressed hope that “we will reach agreement here,” but vowed not to “repeat the mistake of Oslo,” alluding to the 1993 peace treaties inked in Washington.

Washington has also urged Israel to exercise greater caution in order to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza, claiming that far too many Palestinians have been murdered.

During a ceremony marking the Jewish holiday of Hannukah at the White House on Monday, Biden issued a similar warning about worldwide support.

“We must exercise caution. They must exercise caution. “We can’t let the entire world’s public opinion shift overnight,” he told guests.

 

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