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Biden’s schizophrenic Middle East policy is disastrous – he vetoes anti-Israel UN resolutions, but lets Iran attack US forces 76 times without decisive military response

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Carpenters International Training Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 8, 2023. (Photo: REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz)

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – U.S. President Joe Biden is pursuing a schizophrenic policy in the Middle East that is not only dangerous, it’s disastrous.

For some crazy reason, the Biden White House keeps giving billions of dollars to the Iranian terror regime.

They are doing precious little to enforce economic sanctions against the Iranian regime.

They are also refusing to take truly tough and decisive military action against Tehran despite the fact that Iranian-funded and backed Shia terror proxies in the region have launched at least 76 attacks on U.S. military forces since Oct. 17.

That said, Biden is standing with Israel in our brutal fight against Hamas.

The president made a solidarity trip here to Israel shortly after the war began.

He has spoken out against the lies being told about Israel by Hamas and many in the so-called “mainstream” media.

He has sent Israel dozens of plane loads full of ammunition and other military aid.

On Friday, Biden vetoed a resolution in the Security Council – sponsored by the United Arab Emirates – that would have forced Israel to accept an immediate cease-fire.

“The vote in the 15-member council was 13-1, with the United Kingdom abstaining,” the Associated Press reported.

“The United States’ isolated stand reflected a growing fracture between Washington and some of its closest allies over Israel’s monthslong bombardment of Gaza. France and Japan were among those supporting the call for a cease-fire.”

“U.S. deputy ambassador Robert Wood called the resolution ‘imbalanced’ and criticized the council after the vote for its failure to condemn Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel in which the militants killed about 1,200 people, mostly civilians, or to acknowledge Israel’s right to defend itself. He declared that halting military action would allow Hamas to continue to rule Gaza and ‘only plant the seeds for the next war.’”

“Hamas has no desire to see a durable peace, to see a two-state solution,” Wood said before the vote. “For that reason, while the United States strongly supports a durable peace, in which both Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace and security, we do not support calls for an immediate cease-fire.”

Good for Biden.

The resolution should have condemned Hamas and called on their radical Islamist jihadists to lay down their arms and surrender.

But it didn’t.

Rather, it tried to pressure Israel into surrendering to Hamas-driven genocide.

I’m appalled that the UAE and almost every other member of the Security Council supported such a terrible resolution.

And I’m grateful that Biden showed moral clarity by vetoing it.

At the same time, I’m appalled by how weak Biden is acting toward the terror masters in Tehran.

Through their proxies in Gaza, Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, and Syria, the mullahs are literally getting away with murder.

Israelis are being murdered.

And American military personnel in the region are being wounded over and over and over again.

Why does Biden let it happen?

Why does the leader of the world’s only superpower show such weakness in the face of the world’s biggest sponsor of terrorism?

Enough is enough.

Biden’s poll numbers aren’t just plummeting because Americans despise his economic and social policies.

They also cannot stomach his feckless foreign policies, especially towards Iran.

Biden thinks of himself as passionately pro-Israel.

And I’m truly grateful for what he’s doing to defend the Jewish state militarily and diplomatically.

But his unwillingness to truly and decisively confront the Iranian regime is completely unacceptable.

Biden is allowing the mullahs to get away with murder.

Even as they feverishly pursue fully operational nuclear weapons that could lead to a Second Holocaust.

We are seeing growing evidence of Biden’s schizophrenic approach toward the Middle East.

And it’s increasingly clear that such an approach is not only dangerous.

It’s disastrous.

Joel C. Rosenberg is the editor-in-chief of ALL ISRAEL NEWS and ALL ARAB NEWS and the President and CEO of Near East Media. A New York Times best-selling author, Middle East analyst, and Evangelical leader, he lives in Jerusalem with his wife and sons.

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