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Team Biden Turning Against Israel To Win Michigan

Team Biden Turning Against Israel To Win Michigan

“I’m of the view, as you know, that the conduct of the response in Gaza — in the Gaza Strip has been over the top.” — President Joe Biden

Though the Hur report and President Joe Biden’s petulant, angry response to it have gotten the most attention since the report’s release, something else Biden said during his impromptu Thursday presser has also sounded alarm bells, and is suggestive of Team Biden possibly laying the groundwork to turn on Israel.

According to the White House transcript, one of the numerous reporters shouting out questions to Biden as he was walking away from the podium asked for updates on the hostage negotiations.

“The hostage negotiations — can you provide an update of the hostage negotiations in Israel?” the reporter inquired.

When Biden returned to the podium, he seemed like he was going to answer that specific question before launching into a confusing, overall statement on the state of things between Israel and Gaza from his perspective:

The hostage negotiation, look — I’m of the view, as you know, that the conduct of the response in Gaza — in the Gaza Strip has been over the top.  I think that — as you know, initially, the President of Mexico [Egypt], El-Sisi, did not want to open up the gate to allow humanitarian material to get in.  I talked to him.  I convinced him to open the gate.


One Biden apologist in the press, Axios‘ Barak Ravid, initially tried to suggest that Biden wasn’t talking about Israel when he said “over the top,” even though it was clear Israel was exactly who he was talking about:

The next morning, however, Ravid was informed by a source at the Biden White House that he indeed was talking about Israel:

During the Friday press briefing, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also confirmed that’s what Biden meant:

The remarks sparked concern among Jewish leaders considering on the same day he said he believed Israel’s response to the October 7th massacre by Hamas terrorists was “over the top,” Biden had sent senior members of his administration to Dearborn, Michigan to meet with Muslim leaders including one who has praised and defended both Hamas and Hezbollah:

A Thursday meeting between several senior Biden administration officials and Muslim leaders in Michigan drew scrutiny from leaders in the Jewish community over the inclusion of Osama Siblani, a Dearborn political activist and newspaper publisher who has in the past praised Hamas and Hezbollah, and claimed the U.S. government was “bought” by the “Zionist lobby.”

The meeting was part of the White House’s efforts to mend ties with Arab Americans who are displeased with President Joe Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war, particularly in Michigan, a key battleground state. Siblani has pledged not to vote for Biden this year. Those in attendance from the Biden administration included USAID Administrator Samantha Power, Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer and Steve Benjamin, director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.


After the Oct. 7 terror attacks in Israel, Siblani, the paper’s publisher, defended Hamas. “Hamas is not a terrorist organization, and we have to say to them the terrorist is Benjamin Netanyahu and his government,” said Siblani.

He called the violence “unfortunate” but said it resulted from Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. “Yes, Hamas is radically approaching this situation, but that’s a result of oppression for a long period of time. So Hamas wants a Palestine to be independent,” Siblani said.

The New York Times reported on some of what was said at the meeting:

The Biden aide, Jon Finer, a deputy national security adviser, offered some of the administration’s clearest expressions of regret for what he called “missteps” it had made from the beginning of the violence, and he pledged that it would do better.

During the meeting on Thursday with Arab American political leaders in Dearborn, Mich., Mr. Finer said, “We are very well aware that we have missteps in the course of responding to this crisis since Oct. 7,” according to a recording of the gathering obtained by The New York Times. A National Security Council official confirmed the recording was authentic.

Mr. Finer added: “We have left a very damaging impression based on what has been a wholly inadequate public accounting for how much the president, the administration and the country values the lives of Palestinians. And that began, frankly, pretty early in the conflict.”

A day prior to the Michigan meeting and Biden’s “over the top” statement, Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave a speech in Tel Aviv essentially accusing Israel, without evidence, of “dehumanizing” the people of Gaza:

In a stinging rebuke of Jerusalem’s prosecution of its war against Hamas in Gaza, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday warned Israel that it does not have “a license to dehumanize others.”

“Israelis were dehumanized in the most horrific way on October 7, ”said Blinken in prepared remarks at a Tel Aviv press conference. “The hostages have been dehumanized every day since. But that cannot be a license to dehumanize others.”

Relatedly, on Thursday night, Biden issued a memorandum conditioning military aid to Israel on assurances that they won’t interfere with humanitarian efforts:

President Biden added a layer of scrutiny to U.S. weapons sales to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, issuing guidance on how they can be used and linking them to humanitarian assistance.

Under pressure from Senate Democrats critical of the civilian suffering in the Gaza Strip amid Israel’s war against Hamas, the president issued a memorandum Thursday night that outlined the new guidance. It requires the U.S. to receive assurances from those countries that weapons being used in an active conflict comply with international law, and that no efforts are made to obstruct the delivery of humanitarian assistance to civilians in a combat zone.

It’s worth noting that much of the aid that gets into Gaza never makes it to the people thanks to Hamas terrorists.

In my opinion a turn by the United States away from Israel is indeed underfoot, and the Biden administration is not being subtle about it, either. The extent of it, though, remains to be seen, as Biden continues trying to straddle the fence even though he has to be aware at this point that one side of the fence has vowed more October 7ths and the other side has, rightfully, committed to ensuring that never happens again.

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His response in FL with heavy Jewish retiree population will be totally the opposite.

They can win Michigan and lose every other state at that game. They might want to think about it.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to geronl. | February 10, 2024 at 5:23 pm

    I doubt that they can win Michigan. Muslims have become increasingly arrogant as their numbers have increased, there are many people in Michigan who will turn their backs on Dems if they feel that the Dems are carrying too much Muslim water. This will drive more votes for Trump.

      Hopefully but manufacturing ballots is their specialty

      Michigan voters are dumber than a box of democrats. They re elected gretchen after her fascist performance during the fake wuflu. She said no one could go to their summer home. I had friends who were so scared while they still went they hid their cars while at their summer place.
      So I’m going with a past political campaign slogan (if you’ll excuse me) “I’m with Hur”.

      Michigan is going to be very hard for Trump to win the 2nd time around. Whitmer has had a lot of time to consolidate power and “fortify” the election system. On top of that, the Michigan GOP is in utter disarray.

When the Biden administration claimed at the start of the war that they had Israel’s back, my first inclination was to say watch you back Israel. I’m only surprised it took this long for the Biden administration to be openly against Israel. Why would anyone trust that brain addled Biden to keep his word? He will do anything and everything to get re-elected, even if he has to abandon our ally Israel.

it wasn’t my idea to admit all these mohammedans into the US.

It might get him Michigan but would likely cost him Pennsylvania and Nevada (which has 100,000 Jews) so I think this is just leftist Jew-hatred getting the better of them.

    TargaGTS in reply to Eric R.. | February 11, 2024 at 7:24 am

    That may be wishcasting, unfortunately. For whatever reason, the American-Jewish vote remains one of the most reliably Democrat voting cohorts in America. While Romney (of all people) did appreciably improve with Jewish voters relative to McCain and Bush, Trump in 2020 earned the exact same percentage of Jewish voters – 30% – as Romney won. Unfortunately, much of that improvement is represented in in states that remain wholly uncompetitive for Republicans, CA, NJ & NY. Only in FL in 2020 did the Jewish vote perhaps have a positive net-impact on the outcome.

    American Jews are simply largely disconnected from Israel when it comes to domestic US politics. Now, we’ve never seen anything like October 7th before. Maybe this will move the needle a little bit more. We’ll see.

The Gentle Grizzly | February 10, 2024 at 5:30 pm

To win Michigan? Or, to win Dearborn?

    Biden won’t win Michigan because he won’t be on the Democrat ticket in the fall. His goose is cooked.

      mailman in reply to Peabody. | February 11, 2024 at 3:14 am

      Republicans need to do everything possible to keep him on the ballot. The Democrats totally deserve him 😂

        Milhouse in reply to mailman. | February 12, 2024 at 2:47 am

        Yes, which is why if the Dems try to invoke the 25A on him and he objects, the Reps should vote NO. Without R support they haven’t got the numbers. Keep him in office and keep him the Dems’ problem.

      CommoChief in reply to Peabody. | February 11, 2024 at 6:38 am

      Who is the replacement candidate? What is the impact of a brokered convention to replace Biden within the d/prog party…there will be some hurt feelings and some % PO at their loss/perceived loss of power/access to power. How will Indy voters view this and what impact on their willingness to support an old school power play to swap horses?

In the past 12 months, 13 Israelis were murdered by Palestinians in Jerusalem and 17 in the West Bank—not counting those slaughtered on Oct. 7, 2023—while doing nothing more provocative than driving home or stopping for gas. The number of Palestinian civilians who have been killed by Israelis under such conditions over the same time period is zero.

But the story the administration has been telling anyone who will listen is very different. By scrubbing any mention of the daily violence directed by Palestinian terror operatives against Jewish civilians living in the West Bank from his reports, Fenzel has eliminated the clear retaliatory motive for the vast majority of attacks by Israelis against West Bank Palestinians. Thinly laundered reports from expressly anti-Israel organizations, designed to support an illusion of innocent Palestinians being violently attacked by bloodthirsty Israelis, paint a picture of an Israeli equivalent to the Palestinian atrocities of Oct. 7, lending itself an easy “both-sides” posture meant to ease the way to creating a new Palestinian state in both the West Bank and Gaza.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Neo. | February 10, 2024 at 10:10 pm

    It is a shame that LI will not allow us to discusswhat must be done, or how it might be done, Personally, I think that low fife should understand what might happen,

      This is not the place to mount anything. You want to “discuss” what “must be done,” do it elsewhere. This is not the place for that, never has been and never will be. You get that, right?

        JohnSmith100 in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | February 11, 2024 at 10:12 am

        I think that Jews are an asset which benefits all of humanity, that they deserve to live in peace, and that Muslims will never allow this without extreme persausion. History makes that very clear.

      healthguyfsu in reply to JohnSmith100. | February 11, 2024 at 2:01 am

      I can’t think of a site that would allow anyone to strategize for some kind of coup or rebellion publicly on their comment board.

      You have to be a special kind of stupid and entitled to think that will fly anywhere.

        Milhouse in reply to healthguyfsu. | February 12, 2024 at 3:07 am

        John Smith is not “strategizing”, nor is he talking about a coup or rebellion, let alone one in the USA. He merely wishes to advocate genocide, as it is legally defined. And if he wants to find a site that will let him do that, look for any forum run by a government entity, such as a state university. These would legally be “limited public forums”, which means their rules need not be content-neutral, but they must be viewpoint-neutral. It seems to me that that means if they allow advocacy on a general topic, such as international affairs, they can’t ban a post just because what it’s advocating is illegal, let alone just because it would be illegal in the USA.

        Such a site would also have to allow “strategizing for some kind of coup or rebellion”, so long as it stuck to “mere advocacy”. Even phrasing it in terms of what “we” ought to do is still advocacy. So is phrasing it in terms of what “we will do”, since it’s obvious that the person or people posting it are not actually planning in the open to carry it out.

        Milhouse in reply to healthguyfsu. | February 12, 2024 at 3:10 am

        PS: In case it wasn’t clear, “genocide as it is legally defined” is not necessarily a bad thing. Legal definitions do not determine whether something is right or wrong. Making a law defining thing A as thing B doesn’t make it so; it just means the law will treat it as if it were so.

The “Peak Oppressed” pyramid has the illegal immigrants on top, followed by the LGBQWERTY, Muslims, and then blacks. Read today that 1.6 million US citizens lost their job while 3 million foreign workers were added in the last 3 years. The Left says in 10 years or so the value of foreign workers will be 7 trillion. That doesn’t take into account the millions of unskilled, non-English speaking illegals allowed to flood the country. Yes, immigration is the life blood of the Democrat Party… illegal or legal.

    gonzotx in reply to alaskabob. | February 10, 2024 at 7:40 pm

    Illegal aliens, not immigrants

      Criminal illegal aliens.

      Milhouse in reply to gonzotx. | February 12, 2024 at 3:16 am

      The English language does not belong to you, and you have no right to change the definition of ordinary words to suit a political agenda. They are immigrants because they have immigrated here. That they have done so illegally makes them … illegal immigrants.

      Illegal construction is still construction; an illegal bar is still a bar. A post-1986 machine gun is an illegal weapon, but that doesn’t stop it from being a weapon.

        irishgladiator63 in reply to Milhouse. | February 12, 2024 at 10:53 am

        They are also aliens because they are from a foreign country. Therefore they are also illegal aliens. Being immigrants doesn’t stop them from being aliens as well. She used the most appropriate description to her. You just don’t like it. She doesn’t have to confirm an accurate description to your liking.

        If we go your route, we can also call them humans, bipeds, mammals, and many other things.

          You have that exactly backwards. Of course they’re aliens. Where did you get the bizarre idea that anyone is denying that?!

          The entire point here is that Gonzo is loudly and vigorously and repeatedly denying that they are immigrants, because she is a deeply dishonest piece of garbage who thinks she owns the English language and has the right to unilaterally redefine ordinary common words to suit her political agenda. Which makes her identical to the worst of the left.

          They are immigrants, and every time Gonzo and her gang of liars deny it they prove that they have nothing to contribute to any honest discussion of anything.

Subotai Bahadur | February 10, 2024 at 7:06 pm

During WW-II my late father’s unit liberated the last concentration camp in Nazi hands; the Gunzkirchen sub-camp of Matthausen. While he never spoke of anything after he went overseas until he returned, I found out while researching a family biography. It is striking me that the National Socialists of Germany and their allies are not that far from the Democrat Socialists of this country.

Israel is going to have to be able to stand against the world, including the American Left. I have more than a little confidence that they will be able to do so successfully.

Subotai Bahadur

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | February 10, 2024 at 10:14 pm

    While it was Jews in Nazi crosshairs, it is now whites, especially males.

      henrybowman in reply to JohnSmith100. | February 12, 2024 at 1:54 am

      Well, eventually there were lots and lots of white males in Nazi crosshairs, then the crosshairs were no more. And it won’t turn out any better for them the second time around.

      Milhouse in reply to JohnSmith100. | February 12, 2024 at 3:21 am

      The government is not wiping out white males. Not even straight white Christian males with MAGA hats. As we used to say back when the left was screaming about “fascism”, the very fact that they are not afraid to scream about it, and are not worried about the 2 AM knock on the door, proves that they’re wrong.

Fetterman on Biden’s Israel Criticism: Hamas Is ‘Responsible for All’ Civilian Casualties, Israel Wants to ‘Minimize’ Them

I hate the left with all my heart

All my heart

Did I tell you that the Muslims from the mosque across the street after Oct 7th came around and left a card and a box of chocolates

Must of been worried about backlash

Shouldn’t be, we’re all cowards

I threw them in the trash

When the population gets larger I’m sure the “gifts” will be a bit “sharper”

    JohnSmith100 in reply to gonzotx. | February 10, 2024 at 10:27 pm


    geronl in reply to gonzotx. | February 11, 2024 at 1:21 am

    They were probably celebrating

    healthguyfsu in reply to gonzotx. | February 11, 2024 at 2:02 am

    How dare they! What assholes! You could be a diabetic

    diver64 in reply to gonzotx. | February 11, 2024 at 5:09 am

    Do not reject such gestures out of hand. To paint all Muslims as terrorists or potential terrorists is the flip side of Muslims hating all Jews. Same thing and incorrect thinking. You are aware that there are many Arabs serving in Israeli Armed Forces right now, right? One unit proudly went into Gaza after 7 Oct with their heads covered in case they were recognized due to terrorist reprisal against their families but went anyway to defend Israel.

Ponder how vile and evil Biden’s transparently feckless remarks, intended to curry favor with Muslim supremacists, terrorist supporters and Islamofascists in the U.S. — I don’t call them “Americans,” because, in their Jew-hate and in their support of terrorism, they’re not — plainly are.

This reprobate doesn’t state that Hamas’s genocidal murders, rapes and sadistic atrocities — including baking a baby to death, in an oven — filmed and broadcast to the world with a glee that even the German National Socialists didn’t show, in WWII — are “over the top;” only Israel’s righteous and existential defense of its people is deemed to be so.

Absolutely shameful and contemptible dhimmitude, but, what else is new, from the feckless and morally bankrupt Dhimmi-crats?

    Milhouse in reply to guyjones. | February 12, 2024 at 3:30 am

    They are Americans, just as the KKK were Americans, and Charles Manson, Jim Jones, and Little Saint Trayvon were all Americans.

What we’re witnessing — vile Dhimmi-crat politicians obsequiously pandering to and showing undue deference to Jew-hating domestic Muslim supremacists, terrorism supporters and Islamofascists — is precisely what many people predicted would happen, when we invite Muslims into the U.S., en masse, without any expectation or demand that they curb their Islamic supremacism and belligerence towards non-Muslims, and, abide by secular, democratic norms of behavior.

All crime boss, Biden, and the rest of the vile Dhimmi-crats give a damn about is retaining his bed in the White House geriatric ward.

If Biden has to shamelessly pander to Jew-hating Muslim supremacists, terrorism supporters and Islamofascists in Michigan and elsewhere in the U.S., by unfairly vilifying and slandering Israel and the IDF, and, by imposing untenable conditions upon U.S. aid to Israel, he’ll be happy to do it.

Younger voters going to sit out this election, can’t vote for Genocide Joe.

    concerned in reply to smooth. | February 11, 2024 at 1:21 am

    No, they won’t. The Democrats will spew out 24/7 the danger of loss of “reproductive rights” after the Supreme court decision. They will lie about it in numerous ads which will mischaracterize and/or provide no relevant context for certain abortion denial decisions in order to drive them (younger voters) to the polls. I think that some states will also likely include a referendum on legalizing marijuana or something related to it as another way to drive the younger voters to the polls.

They will do whatever they have to in the moment to maintain their precarious coalition. All claims of principle or policy are fig leaves, a con for the defecting rubes, or both.

Here’s how it works: They think they might lose Michigan, because they might lose support of the anti-Israel folks, so they need a different policy. Worse, maybe Michigan is a leading indicator of the same problem with their coalition elsewhere.

For example: Randy Andy of NY was never a problem until his creeping looked like it would peel off some of the women’s vote. And NY state being locked up for The Screaming D’s, it was about splash damage to the national party from misbehavior of celebrated Presidential wood — er — timber.

The only mistake you can make understanding these people is being insufficiently cynical.

“I’m of the view, as you know, that the conduct of the response in Gaza — in the Gaza Strip has been over the top.” — President Joe Biden

The Brandon administration isn’t much aligned toward actually winning wars, so what Israel is doing looks weird to them.

Entirely about the impression created by what was done. Doing stuff on purpose for what it yields never occurs to them … outside dong things to maintain their voting coalition and administrative control, to remain in parasitic power over things they don’t do.

— Is Israel’s behavior in Gaza over the top if they’re intending to win a war there?

— Win a war removing Hamas ability to raid across the border at will, in hundreds of thousands of casualties?

— Win a war against the sovereign government of a territory that executed mass attack against Israel’s people, in Israeli territory — what we usually call “casus belli?”

— Win a war enough to eliminate the proximate powers immediately willing to raid en masse across the border to inflict civilian casualties? (Lookin at Hezbollah. If Israel goes into Lebanon this time, it’ll be different from the last.)

    — Win a war against the sovereign government of a territory that executed mass attack against Israel’s people, in Israeli territory — what we usually call “casus belli?”

    Hamas is not a sovereign government of anywhere. Nor is it an elected government of anywhere. It’s a gang that illegally seized power in a territory that is not a country and had never before had a government of its own.

    People talk of it having won an election, but that is not what happened. There was never an election for a government of the Gaza Strip. There was an election for the PA legislature, which Hamas lost, but it got a majority of the vote in the Strip, so it violently seized power there, murdering officials of the “legitimate” PA government, if you can call it that. The Strip is still officially under the PA’s authority, but it doesn’t have the power to exert it there.

    Not that the PA government is any better than Hamas, of course.

      BierceAmbrose in reply to Milhouse. | February 12, 2024 at 11:47 pm

      That doesn’t make it better.

      I do suppose as an illegitimate, occupying gang of murderous thugs, there’s a lower threshold to doing what it takes to tamp them down.

      Bonus, as a non-governed, non-entity, with non-government, what’s the legal problem with annexing it?

        There’s no legal problem, just a political and practical one. Israel doesn’t want the Strip, any more than Egypt does, and for the same reason. Neither country wants to give its inhabitants citizenship, or even legal residence.

“… no efforts are made to obstruct the delivery of humanitarian assistance to civilians in a combat zone.”

It seems like there were a whole lot of “humanitarian” rockets and tunnels built in Gaza. There are no cement plants, steel mills, or sugar refineries there, let alone anything that makes AKs or AK ammo.

“Humanitarian”, “obstruct”, or “civilians”, says who?

There is plenty of terrorism in Somalia yet we don’t hear stories of the US going in there. There are many pockets of those refugees all over the country not just Minnesota.

Yet Jews will continue to be good juices and continue to vote Democrat.

Mind you these Jews hate Israel so it’s a no brainer 🤷‍♂️

It takes a black lesbian to decipher the meaning of POTUS utterances. God save the queen!

destroycommunism | February 11, 2024 at 10:19 am





destroycommunism | February 11, 2024 at 10:21 am

President Biden on Thursday issued an executive order that targets Israeli settlers in the West Bank who have been attacking Palestinians in the occupied territory, imposing financial sanctions and visa bans in an initial round against four individuals.

The order authorizes sanctions against those involved in acts of violence in the West Bank, as well as threats and attempts to destroy or seize Palestinian property. The penalties block them from using the U.S. financial system and bar American citizens from dealing with them.

The State Department identified the four individuals hit with sanctions as Israeli settlers who have attacked Palestinians in the past. U.S. officials said they were evaluating whether to punish others involved in attacks that have intensified during the Israel-Hamas war.

destroycommunism | February 11, 2024 at 10:23 am

Mr. Biden has spoken out against retaliatory attacks by Israeli settlers and pledged that those those responsible for the violence will be held accountable.


The order gives the Treasury Department the authority to impose financial sanctions on settlers engaged in violence, but is not meant to target U.S. citizens. A substantial number of the settlers in the West Bank hold U.S. citizenship, and they would be prohibited under U.S. law from transacting with the sanctioned individuals.


“not to affect americans”

A substantial number of the settlers in the West Bank hold U.S. citizenship, and they would be prohibited under U.S. law from transacting with the sanctioned individuals.



    The words “not to affect americans” do not appear anywhere in your quoted material. Nothing there says these sanctions would not affect any US citizens.

    The action is of course wrong, but the statement does not contradict itself.

destroycommunism | February 11, 2024 at 10:25 am

and here is that

obama biden “transparency” still working its magic:

The state department’s spokesperson, Matthew Miller, declined to give details on its internal work on the issue but told a news briefing that the effort had been an objective of Biden’s administration.

Well that’s a real good way to signal to the entire world that if America is your ally, the thing you can expect most is a dagger in your back.

“Israelis were dehumanized in the most horrific way on October 7, ”said Blinken in prepared remarks at a Tel Aviv press conference. “The hostages have been dehumanized every day since. But that cannot be a license to dehumanize others.”

Humanizing animals is just as bad as dehumanizing people. And I refer both to literal animals and to the two-legged kind.