Former President Donald Trump slammed the Biden administration for failing to stand up for Israel after it was attacked by the militant Palestinian group Hamas this week.
“When I was in office we were known as the Peace Presidency, because Israel’s adversaries knew that the United States stood strongly with Israel and there would be swift retribution if Israel was attacked,” Trump said in a statement on Tuesday. “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 not only condemned these attacks but said that it is America’s duty to aid and support Israel.
“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 U.S. will always strongly support Israel’s right to defend itself,” Trump said.
The Republican also denounced Rep. Ilhan Omar and other Democrats who “savagely attack Israel while they are under terrorist assault,” as Trump said.
Many will tell you Israel has a right to defend itself, to safety and security, but are silent on whether Palestinians have those rights too.
Until we can defend the rights of Palestinians just as we do Israelis, we have no leg to stand on when it comes to justice or peace.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 10, 2021
This is happening as Muslims pray tarawih & tahajud in Palestine.
Families who pray all night during Ramadan, the mosque is like home.
Palestinians deserve to find refuge in a mosque and peace in Ramadan.
Where is the media coverage?
🗣 up against Israeli occupation terror. https://t.co/qoVVEyBMA6
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 8, 2021
Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib maybe you should open your eyes to the whole picture? Islam’s 3rd holiest site is being used to stockpile Molotov cocktails and rocks that are being lobbed at the police and at Jewish worshippers praying at the Western Wall, below the Temple Mount. 1/4 https://t.co/gsdiXL6BSY pic.twitter.com/5OtcBKgUle
— Ambassador Gilad Erdan גלעד ארדן (@giladerdan1) May 10, 2021
Under Trump, peace in the Middle East began in September when the Republican signed the Abraham Accords and facilitated formal diplomatic agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Israel and Bahrain. Under the once-thought-impossible peace deals, all three nations sought to “establish embassies, exchange ambassadors, and begin to work together as partners.” Other priorities in the normalization agreements included promoting freer travel and religion.
Just one month after the historic peace deals, Trump ordered that Sudan be removed from the U.S. State Sponsors of Terrorism list and ensured the nation would deepen Sudan’s engagement with the West by building relationships with Israel. In addition to normalizing relations and ending “belligerence between their nations,” Trump’s administration also facilitated an agreement promoting trade and cooperation negotiations between the nations that he said will bring “peace in the region.”
When Biden’s State Department spokesman Edward “Ned” Price took over, however, he adamantly refused and deliberately avoided naming the former president’s foreign policy achievements.
“They’re normalization agreements,” Price repeated numerous times in a press conference last month. “Look, we call them – we call them normalization agreements. That’s precisely what they are.”
“There’s a specific name that they all signed onto. I believe you know what it is,” the reporter pressed. “Why do you not use the name that the leaders of these countries signed onto, which is the Abraham Accords? Why is that?”
“I’m not averse to using that,” Price claimed. “I’m describing what these are … Of course I can say the term ‘Abraham Accords,’ Matt, but we call them normalization agreements.”
While the Biden administration cowers, other nations such as Germany have issued statements in support of Israel.
Foreign Minister @HeikoMaas on the sidelines of his visit to Rome: Firing rockets at #Israel is absolutely unacceptable and must end immediately. Israel has the right to engage in self-defense in this situation. This escalation of violence is neither to be tolerated nor accepted.
— GermanForeignOffice (@GermanyDiplo) May 11, 2021