With Friends Like This... 5 Times Biden Has Thrown Bibi Netanyahu, Israel Under the Bus Since Oct. 7

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has received criticism for airing his frustration over Biden's decision to withhold munitions from Israel. The Biden administration, and some Israelis, denounced the public criticism between the close allies. But, is this the first time? Let's take a look at the good friend Joe Biden has been to Israel since Oct. 7:


1. In February, Biden took a direct jab at Netanyahu when he said the response in Gaza was "over the top". It was a puzzling statement since Israel has done more to reduce civilian casualties than any other nation. This also comes from a person who led one of the worst military blunders of our time in the withdrawal from Afghanistan. 

But the massive failure in Afghanistan didn't cause Biden any hesitation in judging the Israeli prime minister's response to the most horrific massacre of Jews since the Holocaust.

2. In April, he directly criticized Netanyahu again, this time in no unclear terms. 

“What he’s doing is a mistake. I don’t agree with his approach,” Biden told Spanish-language broadcaster Univision when asked if Netanyahu was prioritizing his political survival over Israel’s interest.

If anyone exemplifies choosing political survival over what's right, it's Biden.

But if Israel is criticized for prolonging the war, they are also criticized for trying to finish it:

3. In May, Biden threatened to cut Israel off if they invaded Rafah, the only Hamas stronghold left in the Gaza Strip.

“I made it clear that if they go into Rafah – they haven’t gone in Rafah yet – if they go into Rafah, I’m not supplying the weapons that have been used historically to deal with Rafah, to deal with the cities – that deal with that problem,” Biden said.


The only other option for Israel would have been to surrender and go back to Israel. Thankfully, Netanyahu has vowed to never surrender until all the hostages are home and Hamas is defeated.

Of course, this sort of boldness is foreign to Biden, who ends up caving to the mob every time. Since he can't relate to Netanyahu's strong convictions, he attributes it to some negative, hidden agenda:

4. In June, he accused Netanyahu of prolonging the war for political gain. 

“There is every reason for people to draw that conclusion,” he said when questioned whether he believed Netanyahu sought to prolong the conflict for political purposes, giving voice to a widespread belief in Washington and other capitals that the Israeli leader is using the war as a buffer against blowback.

Just some food for thought, talking about prolonging a conflict... Biden's election opponent was coincidently charged, in an election year, seven years after an alleged crime was committed. That's interesting for someone who accuses Netanyahu of stalling for political gain.

5. Last in our list, we can't forget when he pushed Hamas' proposal as Israel's, announcing it for Netanyahu on the Sabbath when he would not be able to respond. 

From the beginning of the announcement, things seemed off. When the Israeli government returned from the Sabbath, they immediately made clarifying remarks. 


“It’s strange that they say it’s an Israeli proposal and at the same time that Israel needs to agree to it,” the official said. 

First, it was "Israel's" plan, then suddenly it became... Hamas' plan?

Blinken, on his eighth visit to the region since the start of the war, said the deal on the table was “virtually identical” to one Hamas put forth on May 6.

With friends like this, who needs enemies?

In light of these events which only highlight a handful of the many ways the Biden administration has betrayed or failed Israel since this conflict, I think Netanyahu gets a free pass for simply asking Biden to do what he says he is doing. 

Related: In New Interview, Netanyahu Says He Tried Resolving Issues With Two-Faced Biden Privately



Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Trending on RedState Videos