Ted Cruz slams Biden for ‘lack of backbone’ in support of Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz stated Wednesday that President Biden’s identify ought to be written on the Hamas rockets fired into Israel as he bashed the administration’s stance on the battle in Gaza.

Cruz (R-Texas) famous Hamas had fired a reported 4,000 rockets in Israel since tensions escalated earlier this month throughout an look on Fox News’ “Hannity.”

“And every one of those rockets might as well have Joe Biden’s name written on the side of it,” Cruz stated.

“Because it is his weakness, his appeasement, his moral relativism and ambiguity, his lack of backbone to stand up and stand with Israel that is causing this war in the Middle East.”

Rockets are launched towards Israel from Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 18, 2021, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence.
Rockets are launched in direction of Israel from Gaza City, managed by the Palestinian Hamas motion, on May 18, 2021, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence.
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Amid ongoing violence in the Gaza Strip, Biden has pushed Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a de-escalation “on the path to a case-fire,” in line with a White House readout of a dialogue between the 2 leaders.

“Rather than lecturing Netanyahu, rather than being arrogant and attacking our friends, he ought to say America stands unequivocally with Israel,” Cruz advised host Sean Hannity. “Period. The end.”

“The Hamas terrorists need to stop right now Israel has an absolute right to defend itself,” Cruz went on.

“If Hamas terrorists attack Israel they will be dealt with and they will be killed.”

President Joe Biden
Biden had contacted Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister, for a “significant de-escalation” in battle, which the Israeli chief has since rejected.
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Biden is dealing with growing stress from some progressive Democrats to take a tougher line in opposition to Israel, as civilian Palestinians are killed in the continuing violence.

A gaggle of congress members led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) is pushing to block the Biden administration from promoting $732 million in arms to Israel.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) pushed Biden in a short dialog at a Detroit airport on Tuesday. The White House ought to do more to protect Palestinian lives, Tlaib stated, in line with an aide’s feedback on NPR.

“Palestinian human rights are not a bargaining chip and must be protected, not negotiated,” the aide stated.

“The U.S. cannot continue to give the right-wing Netanyahu government billions each year to commit crimes against Palestinians. Atrocities like bombing schools cannot be tolerated, much less conducted with U.S.-supplied weapons,” the aide advised NPR.

Senator Ted Cruz
Senator Ted Cruz believes President Biden ought to say the United States stands with Israel.
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But Cruz stated on Hannity he was on the opposite aspect of the problem, and criticized Biden for what he stated was a pleasant strategy to nations he didn’t view as allies like China, Russia and Iran.

“Our friends and allies, the people we should be standing alongside and he’s alienating, undermining, insulting, lecturing and attacking,” Cruz stated.

“Our enemies, the people who want to kill us, he’s sending money to, supporting, praising and kissing their rear ends.”

Cruz’s look on the speak present got here the identical day because the US took motion to raise sanctions in opposition to an organization building a controversial pipeline connecting Russia to Germany. Biden had stopped the Keystone Pipeline XL from being constructed in the US.

“Basically what Joe Biden has decided is pipelines in America: bad, jobs in America: bad, pipelines in Russia: good, jobs in Russia: good,” Cruz stated.

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