President Joe Biden is calling for a pause on Israel's response to Hamas attacks after vowing his unwavering support to the Middle East ally.
Despite a visit to Israel and strong support immediately following the Hamas terror attacks on Oct. 7, Biden is now changing his tone.
Four weeks in, Biden now wants 'pause' in fighting after vowing 'unwavering' support for Israel https://t.co/z3uoAsonnM
— Just the News (@JustTheNews) November 5, 2023
"The same day he called for a pause, Biden announced a national strategy to combat Islamophobia, amid mounting antisemitic threats nationwide and a litany of scandals involving elite academic institutions and their alleged complicity as a safe haven for anti-Jewish sentiment," Just the News reported.
"Biden's discernible pivot in rhetoric amid the conflict and the clear dissonance between his statements and those of Netanyahu, may stem from intense Muslim-American backlash to his administration's stance," it added.
President Biden calls for a "pause" in Israel's war against Hamas "to get the prisoners out" in response to a question from a protester calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. https://t.co/1lo80JWk3c
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 2, 2023
“'I think we need a pause,' Biden said in response to a question from a protester who interrupted him at a campaign reception in Minnesota. Asked to clarify what a pause meant, he said: 'A pause means give time to get the prisoners out. Give time,'" NBC News reported.
"Negotiations to free 239 hostages, including children and the elderly, have continued since Hamas’ Oct. 7 terrorist attack killed about 1,400 people in Israel. After Hamas breached Israel’s border wall, other groups from Gaza seized additional captives," it continued.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned down calls for a cease-fire, vowing to move forward with stopping Hamas from any future acts of terror.
The concern continues to grow as conflict could also break out along Israel's northern border with Lebanon.
Hezbollah, the main terrorist group in the area, is backed by Iran and has already conducted drone and rocket attacks from inside its border since the Hamas war's start.
The call for a pause is unlikely to happen, leaving Biden with another response that will be ignored among world leaders.