The Israeli envoy to the United Nations has conveyed to President Joe Biden and his administration its profound apprehension regarding the notable surge in anti-Semitic demonstrations that have occurred in the United States since Israel’s declaration of war against Hamas a month ago, in response to a sudden and lethal assault.
In a recent televised interview on CNN, Ambassador Gilad Erdan expressed his view that the current state of affairs is highly alarming. “I think that the situation right now is shocking. We are on the brink of a catastrophe even here in the United States.”
“We see now thousands of people chanting ‘Death to Israel,’ ‘Death to the Jews.’ We see Jewish students all across the United States on college campuses that are being threatened, not only by other students, by their professors. And presidents of universities cannot even condemn the terror attack,” Erdan added.
“So, right now, I think it’s already too late to say that we expect them to speak up or call out the anti-Semites. We expect to take — to see actions. We expect them to expel students, to fire professors who are anti-Semitic. We expect them to call the police to investigate the harassments of Jewish students,” he went on.
“This is truly unacceptable, the situation, right now. And, as I said, we are on the brink of a catastrophe. Any moment, we might see a terror attack against a Jewish community here in the United States,” he warned.
In an interview with presenter Dana Bash, the individual in question posited that the current challenges in Gaza can be attributed to Hamas. The individual emphasized that Hamas fighters strategically locate their operations in densely populated areas, such as schools and hospitals, and utilize civilians as human shields.
“I’m not saying that the life in Gaza is great. And, obviously, Hamas is the only one that should be held accountable for any situation in Gaza,” he explained. “But there is a standard due to international humanitarian law. What does it mean, a humanitarian crisis? And I’m saying, again, there is no humanitarian crisis, based on the international humanitarian law right now in Gaza.
“By the way, only last night, everyone could watch thousands of Gazans near the Shifa Hospital with electricity, with their cell phones watching a movie how the Hamas terrorists are slaughtering Israeli civilians and soldiers,” Erdan added. “So, obviously, you can even see it on the streets of the Gaza.”
“We do everything that is possible to minimize, to mitigate civilian casualties. Hamas is the only one that should be held accountable. Otherwise, if we accept the modus operandi of Hamas, Western civilization societies can never win and destroy terrorist organizations,” Erdan elucidated. “It will inspire all terrorist organizations across the globe because that’s the way now they attack our democracies.”
Following Bash’s request for further clarification, Erdan responded as follows:
It is indisputable that the humanitarian situation in Gaza is extremely dire. And it is extremely regrettable that Hamas squandered all the money transmitted to Gaza for sixteen years, rather than investing it in the construction of hospitals or desalination power plants for water, in order to transform Gaza into a war engine. Although this is a tragic situation, Israel should not be held responsible for it. At this time, our objective is to eliminate Hamas’ terrorist capabilities in order to avert the occurrence of future atrocities. And this will occur not only in Israel, but worldwide, as it will inspire additional terrorist organizations.
A considerable multitude gathered at the White House over the weekend, in concurrence with protests taking place on university and college campuses, to voice their dissent regarding the Biden administration’s support for Israel. According to Representative Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan and a Palestinian descent who is a member of the progressive “Squad,” this development has led to accusations that President Biden is involved in “genocide.”
The precipitous deterioration in public backing for President Joe Biden has generated apprehension within the White House on account of the approaching presidential election of 2024.
Recent weekend polls conducted by The New York Times and Siena College indicate that former President Donald Trump, the preeminent Republican candidate, outperforms Biden in the following states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. Biden, on the other hand, is anticipated to secure a victory in Wisconsin.
The polling conducted by The Times/Siena indicates “Discontent pulsates throughout the Times/Siena poll, with a majority of voters saying Mr. Biden’s policies have personally hurt them. The survey also reveals the extent to which the multiracial and multigenerational coalition that elected Mr. Biden is fraying.”
A Pennsylvania resident of 53 years old, Spencer Weiss, who had previously endorsed Biden in the 2020 presidential election, articulated apprehensions regarding the present condition of international affairs as it is managed by the Biden administration.
“The world is falling apart under Biden. I would much rather see somebody that I feel can be a positive role model leader for the country. But at least I think Trump has his wits about him,” Weiss admitted.