A significant shift in the historically tight US-Israel relationship has occurred with the US issuing a strong warning to Israel over their indiscriminate bombing assault in Gaza. Al Jazeera’s report on President Joe Biden’s remarks has caused a stir in the diplomatic community and raised questions about possible changes in the way the United States supports its main partner.
The stern warning from President Biden comes amid the ongoing violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants, resulting in a distressing number of civilian casualties, particularly in the densely populated Gaza Strip. The carefully worded statement expressed deep concern over the escalating violence, mourning lives lost on both sides. While affirming Israel’s right to self-defense, Biden underscored the imperative of proportionality in military actions and the protection of innocent civilians. The President called for a de-escalation of the conflict and urged both parties to actively pursue a sustainable peace agreement.
In a departure from past administrations’ unwavering support for Israel, Biden’s remarks extended beyond advocating for proportionality. He issued a warning that continued indiscriminate bombing by Israel could jeopardize international support for the country. This signals a more balanced approach from the US administration, emphasizing adherence to international law and human rights standards.
President Biden highlighted Israel’s security relying on support not only from the United States but also from the European Union and the broader international community. However, he cautioned that Israel risked losing that support through indiscriminate bombing practices.
He said, “Israel’s security can rest on the United States, but right now it has more than the United States. It has the European Union, it has Europe, it has most of the world supporting them. They’re starting to lose that support by indiscriminate bombing that takes place”…..CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>