Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” network regular Geraldo Rivera blamed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the partisan divide in Congress and the radicalization of Palestinians.
In attempting to making the case that it was when Netanyahu came to speak that the Congress become carved in half, Rivera said Netanyahu “has absolutely insulted the American constitutional system by coming here uninvited. We can debate who and how that invitation was engineered, but it caused a division in the U.S./Israeli relationship that has never existed before. It has carved the Congress of the United States in half. It has in many ways unsettled and made unstable that relationship.”
Citing his “racist appeal to Israeli hard right voters,” Rivera then blamed the Israeli prime minister for radicalizing Palestinians, saying, “Bibi Netanyahu revealed his true self in this election. Not only in his — in his contempt for Arab voters, Arab-Israeli voters, but also with his unequivocal statement that there will never be a two-state solution as long as he is prime minister. He bragged to me that all he gave in his first term as prime minister to the Palestinians was a casino in this town of Jericho. He was so gleeful about that, about how little he has yielded to them. These people have been under — under occupation since 1967. You wonder why they are radicalized?”
Rivera added, “What is Gaza? What is Gaza? One mile wide strip. It’s a prison.”
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