US: A Trusted Ally and Friend of Israel
US President Joe Biden on Monday night, December 11, hosted the annual Hanukkah celebration at the White House. “Hanukkah is a timeliness story of miracles. But we know this year’s Hanukkah is different,” he said.
Noting his support for the Jewish people, Biden stated, “You don’t have to be a Jew to be a Zionist and I’m a Zionist… folks, were there no Israel there wouldn’t be a Jew in the world who was safe.”
Biden also stressed the US will “continue to provide military assistance to Israel until they get rid of Hamas, but we have to be careful—they have to be careful.”
Meanwhile, the US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bipartisan resolution condemning antisemitism on college campuses.
Further, White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby highlighted, also on Wednesday, some of the steps the IDF has taken to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza, noting that some of Israel’s steps might go further than what the US would do.
“They moved into southern Gaza on the ground in a way that was much smaller than they planned to do,” he told reporters. “They have published online maps of places where people can go or not go. That’s basically telegraphing your punches! There’s very few modern militaries in the world that would do that! I don’t know that we would do that!” (INN / VFI News)
“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” - Proverbs 18:24