Former President Donald Trump released a statement condemning the Biden administration for showing “weakness and lack of support for Israel” amid Palestinian terror raids.
“When I was in office we were known as Peace Presidency, because Israel’s adversaries know that the United States stood strongly with Israel and there would be swift retribution if Israel was attacked,” the statement reads.
Trump explained, “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.”
NEW Trump statement on Israel/Palestine: pic.twitter.com/vUA7s1tBj7
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) May 11, 2021
“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 asserted.
Trump concluded by slamming Democrats who “continue to stand by crazed anti-America Rep. Ilhan Omar, and others, who savagely attack Israel while they are under terrorist assault.”
Indeed, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tweeted Tuesday that Israel should not be threatening “Palestinian children.”
Palestinian children deserve advocates for their humanity, safety and security. No exceptions.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 11, 2021
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) tweeted Monday that Biden should be defending those who are launching rockets at Israel. “Israel attacks it during Ramadan. Where’s the outrage @POTUS?” she said.
I was 7 years old when I first prayed at the Al Aqsa with my sity. It's a sacred site for Muslims. This is equivalent to attacking the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, or the Temple Mount for Jews.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 10, 2021
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), tweeted a similar message Saturday. “We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem,” she wrote on Twitter. “Israeli forces are forcing families from their homes during Ramadan and inflicting violence. It is inhumane and the US must show leadership in safeguarding the human rights of Palestinians.”
We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem. Israeli forces are forcing families from their homes during Ramadan and inflicting violence.
It is inhumane and the US must show leadership in safeguarding the human rights of Palestinians.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 8, 2021
Politico reported White House Jen Psaki called the situation Monday something the administration is “monitoring.”
“This is something that our national security team is closely monitoring, obviously, across government,” Psaki said. Biden is being “kept abreast and is watching closely, as well.”