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Netanyahu Reacts to Biden’s Comment on Gaza Crisis

The Israeli Prime Minister has commented on U.S. President Biden’s recent candid remark regarding a meeting with him to discuss the Gaza crisis.

Netanyahu’s comments come amidst escalating regional tensions and growing international concerns over the humanitarian situation.

Netanyahu’s Response to Biden’s Term

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During an interview, the Israeli Prime Minister expressed unfamiliarity with what the term means when asked about the President’s “come to Jesus” meeting remark.

History of Candid Discussions

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However, he emphasized the history of candid discussions between himself and Biden over the years, particularly regarding recent developments in the ongoing conflict.

Biden’s Hot Mic Moment

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Biden’s comment was captured when he inadvertently spoke into a working mic while talking to Sen. Michael Bennet, who mentioned planning such a meeting.

The president seemed to be telling Sen. Bennet not to repeat this to others.

Israel’s Stance on Gaza Attacks

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During the interview, Netanyahu reaffirmed Israel’s commitment to its military operations against Hamas, asserting that they would not relent in their efforts.

Ensuring Israel’s Security

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He underscored the necessity of ensuring Israel’s security and emphasized the importance of defeating Hamas, even if it requires invasive measures in Gaza.

Israel’s Priorities Amidst Conflict

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While acknowledging the need to minimize civilian casualties and provide humanitarian aid, Netanyahu prioritized the objective of neutralizing Hamas.

Characterization of Hamas

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He characterized Hamas as a threat not only to Israel but to regional stability, emphasizing the importance of decisive action.

Biden’s Growing Frustrations With Netanyahu

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In recent weeks, Biden’s frustrations with Netanyahu have become increasingly public, particularly regarding Israel’s planned invasion of Gaza.

The U.S. president has voiced concerns about civilian casualties and called for greater attention to humanitarian considerations.

US Response to Gaza Crisis

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During his State of the Union address, Biden announced plans to establish a temporary pier near Gaza to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid.

The move reflects the administration’s commitment to addressing the humanitarian crisis in the region.

Netanyahu’s Reaction to Biden’s Criticisms

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Responding to Biden’s remarks questioning his policies, Netanyahu defended his decisions, asserting that they align with the interests of the Israeli majority.

He refuted any suggestion that his actions were detrimental to Israel’s welfare, emphasizing his commitment to the nation’s security.

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