By Rachel Avraham
Ken Abramowitz, the founder of Save the West and author of the Multi Front War, had mixed feelings about Biden’s recent visit to Israel and Saudi Arabia. He stated in a webinar: “Recently, America gave an extra billion dollars for Iron Dome. The body language was excellent between the president and different government officials. They were told not to shake hands due to covid. Biden saw Netanyahu and he purposely reached over several people to shake hands with Netanyahu and said, ‘Bibi, you know I love you.’ Lapid was trying to shield Biden from Netanyahu, but he failed.”
Yet at the same time, during Biden’s visit to Eastern Jerusalem, he visited an Arab hospital and abandoned Israeli security personnel. There, he made it clear that he supported a two-state solution to the conflict and displayed sympathy for the Palestinian cause. He said, “My background and the background of my family is Irish America, and we have a long history of … not fundamentally unlike the Palestinian people with Great Britain and their attitude toward Irish-Catholics over the years, for 400 years.”
As Abramowitz noted, “Biden says I want a two-state solution, but it is not realistic now. I wish that he would say it is never possible, for the Palestinian state would last five days and then become an Iranian state. It is American policy for some time to support a two-state solution. The Palestinians never wanted their own state. They want to eliminate Israel. The two-state solution concept is actually inherently anti-Semitic, but nobody thinks of it this way. The US asked Israel to illegally allow building in Area C and violated the Taylor Force Law by giving money to the Palestinians.”
Meanwhile, many people in Israel were not happy that Biden is still insisting upon a two-state solution and giving it priority. Prominent Middle East scholar Dr. Mordechai Kedar declared: “His visit to Israel was, I would say, a success from his point of view, for he subjected Israel to his plans. Israel does not do anything without America. Lapid and Gantz essentially stole the state. America forced Israel to cut its cyber abilities dramatically. Many cyber combat companies are to be closed, and Israel cut its cyber ties with over 100 countries and remained with only 30. This was because the Americans demanded that cyber warfare was against human rights. Personally, Biden is with us. He still remembers the Holocaust and everything, but his administration is wicked. For them, Israel has to be weak without influence and to leave everything to the United States of America. Israel has to deal with the Palestinian issue before all else.”
Aside from the Palestinian issue, the Iranian threat dominated discussions during Biden’s Israel and Saudi Arabia trip, yet Biden did not come across as strong enough on this issue. According to Abramowitz, “When you display weakness, the bad guys get all excited. The irony is that in a democracy, we pride ourselves on not being trigger happy. But the way to avert war is to be tough. We must proactively confront bad guys. Big America has to destroy the Iranian nuclear sites. If not, Israel gets stuck with the mess.
“What is going on in the world is highly unfair,” Abramowitz stressed. “Asking little Israel to save the world from Iranian nukes is unfair. Expecting little Ukraine to fight against Russia, a world super power and beat them at huge costs is unfair. It is unfair to ask the brave Ukrainian soldiers to protect NATO. Why doesn’t NATO protect NATO? When Putin is finished, he will go after the rest of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, and Poland, and only then NATO says we will really get angry and stop them. Then, we should simply supply more equipment to the brave Ukrainian soldiers. China illegally stole Hong Kong and broke an agreement it had with England, but now they want to take over Taiwan, which was never part of China. The criminals will always do criminal things. I don’t want Iranians to have nuclear bombs. I don’t want the Russians to beat up Ukraine, and for China to take over Taiwan. It is a sad situation.”
In conclusion, Abramowitz said, “The caliber of leadership in the West is embarrassing. Let me just make a final thought. How can a country 400 years old tell a 3000-year-old country how to behave? He should not have abandoned Israeli security in Eastern Jerusalem. On the Palestinian issue, he has some professional anti-Semites on his staff. He did not scare Iran enough. He should have taken pictures next to F-35s with pictures of Iran in the background. He gave concessions to the PA, which deserves no concessions.”
And for this reason, Biden’s trip was a colossal failure for everyone who cares about peace and security.
Rachel Avraham is a political analyst working for the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Public Relations and Human Rights, which is run by Mendi Safadi, a former Likud Candidate for the Knesset and a former chief of staff of former Israeli Communication Minister Ayoob Kara. Since 2012, she has been working as an Israel-based journalist and writer, covering Iran, Kurdistan, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and other developments in the greater Islamic world.
Her articles have appeared in the Washington Times, the Hill, Front Page Magazine, the Daily Wire, the Christian Post, the Baltimore Jewish Times, the Jerusalem Post, Israel Hayom, Ahval and many other publications across the globe. She received her MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Ben-Gurion University. She got her BA in Government and Politics with minors in Jewish Studies and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park.