Biden’s ‘Red Line’ Will Be Crossed?!

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( – Signaling he will not be deterred in the face of terrorist actions against his country, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared his intent to push forward with an operation in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

By doing so, Netanyahu will be disregarding a caution from Joe Biden that such action would breach a critical boundary.

Articulated in a discussion with Politico, Netanyahu’s stance is based on a firm commitment to prevent the events of October 7 from happening again. He emphasizes his dedication to Israel’s security in spite of what external advisories might suggest.

In a recent MSNBC interview, Biden outlined the U.S. resolute support for Israel’s right to self-defense against Hamas but underscored that Israel must be willing to spare civilian lives in Gaza.

He labeled a potential offensive in Rafah, a region already strained by the displacement of over a million Palestinians due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, as a “red line.”

Amid escalating global concern over the prospect of an Israeli incursion into Rafah — with figures like German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock warning of a “humanitarian catastrophe” — the dialogue between Biden and Netanyahu sheds a light on the growing tension over Israel’s strategy in the war against Hamas.

While Biden has consistently backed Israel’s fight against Hamas, his patience with Netanyahu’s methods appears to be waning, which led to private criticisms of Netanyahu’s leadership.

Biden has also been advocating for a two-state solution as a pathway to lasting peace, a proposition Netanyahu resists by arguing that it overlooks the fundamental issue of Palestinian acknowledgment of a Jewish state.

This latest exchange reveals not just a tactical disagreement but also a deeper divergence in the vision for peace in the region, as Netanyahu rejects the push for a Palestinian state by arguing that the majority of Israelis are against it.

“The positions that I espouse are supported by the overwhelming majority of Israelis who say to you after October 7: ‘We don’t want to see a Palestinian state,’” he stated.

Additionally Netanyahu countered the notion that the reason behind the conflict is due to a lack of a Palestinian state, saying, “But they don’t understand that the reason we don’t have peace is not because the Palestinians don’t have a state. It’s because the Jews have a state.”

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