After the statement, the spokesperson for the US Security Council stated that the president was referring to popular thought

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, criticized the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, this Tuesday (June 4, 2024). In an interview with the magazine Timethe Democrat suggested that there are reasons to believe that the prime minister would be prolonging the war in the Gaza Strip for political interests.

The statement came after Biden was asked if Netanyahu is extending the war to his own country. “self-preservation” policy. “I’m not going to comment on that. There is every reason for people to draw that conclusion.”he responded.

The American president also stated that his biggest disagreement with the Israeli leader is over a 2-State solution. The Israeli Prime Minister does not believe that this should be implemented.

Despite the critical tone, the Democrat defended the Israeli government and stated that the latest ceasefire offer to Hamas was “generous”.


After the interview was released to the TimeUS Security Council spokesman John Kirby commented on Biden’s statements.

“I think the president was very clear in his response on that and we will let the prime minister talk about his own policy. The president was referring to what many critics have said.”he stated.

In an interview with journalists, David Mencer, spokesman for the Israeli government, responded to Biden’s comments.

Mencer stated that the comments about Benjamin Netanyahu are “outside diplomatic norms for any right-thinking country“.


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