Donald Trump blamed Joe Biden’s “weakness” and lack of support for Israel for the latest round of extreme violence, which is threatening to escalate into full-scale war.

Trump referenced his administration as “the Peace Presidency,” because he said “‘Israel’s adversaries knew there would be swift retribution if Israel was attacked’ when he was the US president.”

When the violence first began to escalate on the Temple Mount, Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians, Maj. Gen. Ghassan Alian, tried to ease tensions by reasoning with the Palestinians and reassuring them that “Israel is dedicated to allowing freedom of worship in Jerusalem to all religions.” But the Palestinians don’t want peace with Israel. They seek a one-state solution, that is, the total obliteration of Israel, in accordance with their chant: “From the River (Jordan) to the Sea (Mediterranean), Palestine will be free,” i.e., free of Israel. The Palestinian leaders are the instigators of jihad terror, leaving Israel no other choice but to defend its citizens from rocks and rockets (not to mention stabbings and suicide bombs).

All the Biden administration could come up with:

The Biden administration on Tuesday called for calm and restraint by Israel and the Palestinians, and urged both sides to avoid “deeply lamentable” civilian deaths

This statement is the epitome of what Trump called weak. Calling for “both sides” to to use restraint is irrational and evasive, given that the Palestinians launched an attack against Israel and are clearly seeking to escalate it. As of Tuesday morning, “more than 1,000 rockets have now been fired by Palestinian jihadists in the space of 38 hours, most at Tel Aviv.” Now the UN fears “full-scale war.”

Biden’s weak presidency is also emboldening Iran and causing it to escalate its jihad activity, not just regionally, but globally via its proxies.

More on this story. “Trump slams Biden’s ‘weakness,’ lack of support for Israel,” Times of Israel, May 12, 2021:

Donald Trump took a solidly pro-Israel stance Tuesday amid an escalation of deadly violence, as the former US president accused successor Joe Biden of “weakness” and lack of support for the Jewish state.

“Under Biden, the world is getting more violent and more unstable because Biden’s weakness and lack of support for Israel is leading to new attacks on our allies,” Trump said in a statement.

Hailing his own administration as “the Peace Presidency,” Trump said Israel’s adversaries knew there would be “swift retribution if Israel was attacked” when he was the US president.

“America must always stand with Israel and make clear that the Palestinians must end the violence, terror, and rocket attacks, and make clear that the US will always strongly support Israel’s right to defend itself.”

Several nights of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police, particularly around the flashpoint Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, spiraled on Monday night into a confrontation in Gaza.

Since then, barrages amounting to over 1,000 rockets fired from Gaza by terror groups have killed five people in Israel. After retaliatory Israeli airstrikes at least 28 Palestinians were killed in Gaza, with most said by Israel to be members of terror groups or victims of errant Hamas rocket fire.

The Biden administration on Tuesday called for calm and restraint by Israel and the Palestinians, and urged both sides to avoid “deeply lamentable” civilian deaths.


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