It continues to be vital to refute pro-Biden essays such as that composed on this site by fellow-Philadelphian Burt Siegel, for their progressive narrative threatens to unleash the mullahs that President Trump has labored to rebuff; the resulting danger to Israel and America would yield a nuclear Tehran—as I have repeatedly warned— threatening what Trump has painstakingly achieved.
The initial essay quoted in-toto from the websites of Biden and Trump, addressing both what has been asserted and (tellingly) what has been ignored; exemplifying their contrast was recognition that Biden told 560 Jewish Dems that Israeli annexation efforts “will choke off any hope for peace,” followed by a brief discussion of how Trump recognizes the potency of the Iran-Venezuela alliance.
To provide context, recall Biden’s 1982 outburst during which he advocated for the Palestinian Arab cause instead of standing with Israel. During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, he threatened that the US would have to cut economic aid to Israel if Jews continued to live in Judea and Samaria.
PM Menachem Begin refused to be cowed: “Don’t threaten us with cutting off your aid. It will not work. I am not a Jew with trembling knees. I am a proud Jew with 3,700 years of civilized history. Nobody came to our aid when we were dying in the gas chambers and ovens. Nobody came to our aid when we were striving to create our country. We paid for it. We fought for it. We died for it. We will stand by our principles. We will defend them. And, when necessary, we will die for them again, with or without your aid.”
Later, after Biden banged his fist on the desk, Begin said “This desk is designed for writing, not for fists.”
In 2016, hours after a bus bombing in Jerusalem, Biden attacked PM Netanyahu, again advocating for the Palestinian cause, claiming, “I firmly believe that the actions that Israel’s government has taken over the past several years—the steady and systematic expansion of settlements, the legalization of outposts, land seizures—they’re moving us, and, more importantly, they’re moving Israel in the wrong direction.”
Thus, when accusing Israel of stealing land, Biden again evinced a pattern of shedding any semblance of acting as an impartial observer, instead conveying emotion that often reflects one’s innermost positions; that he also had attacked Begin undermines the rationalization of liberal Jews who support Biden when they theorize he opposes BiBi, not Israel.
This also applies to supporters of the “Emergency Committee for Israel” such as Bill Kristol; it had previously claimed (correctly) that Obama policies that Biden had loyally supported undermined Israel’s existence.
Now, as Biden avers he would reinstitute them, they fail to revive opposition that previously had been dubbed an “emergent” priority; as is to be detailed from multiple perspectives, this particularly is applicable to Obama’s advocacy for the JCPOA—including having given Iran $2 Billion Pallets of Cash—as Iran keeps trying to evade Trump’s economic squeeze.
America continues to target sanctions because, in their absence, it is felt that Iran’s provocations would be deadlier; Trump even wants to disrupt Iranian weapons smuggling operations with new sanctions, honoring the urgency to verify the dismantlement of Iran’s uranium enrichment program.
Because the E.U. has not been compliant with these initiatives, however, Trump will stop allowing foreign companies to facilitate Iran’s civil nuclear program, for these procurement networks support Iran’s missile proliferation programs; also, as a result, Secretary of State Pompeo announced the end of Obama-Era Iran sanctions waivers.
Perhaps in response, Iran changed the rules of the game when it launched a military satellite into orbit for the first time; after some pundits argued this required US action, the Administration characterized it as a cover for advancing its nuclear weapons program.
These forces have culminated in Pompeo vowing to stop the U.N. from lifting the soon-to-expire Iranian arms embargo, consonant with a large majority of US House members; in fact, he seeks its becoming indefinite, noting Iran’s menacing breakout estimates and enriched uranium stocks.
If this initiative fails, Trump is prepared to ‘snap back’ U.N. sanctions under the JCPOA, due to multiple violations thereof by Tehran; this can be triggered by any Security Council member as per both the Administration and Obama Officials, notwithstanding predictable objections by Russia.
Thus, as concluded previously—noting that Iran repeatedly calls for a ‘Final Solution‘ against Israel—ANYONE who ponders supporting Biden over Trump cannot be prioritizing Israel’s durable existence.