Imagine that a person holds the highest position in our country and does not feel able to go abroad without being a complete embarrassment to our country.
It’s like when you have that old uncle who comes to the family functions and you know he’s going to say something that’s going to be horrible. It’s Joe Biden. Except it’s a continual festival of failures and blunders. As we noted, Joe Biden seemed to be in so much trouble that he reached out again without anyone and had to be helped into his seat by the Israeli president.
Biden has continued the tradition started under Barack Obama of publicly claiming to support Israel and then doing a wide variety of things to throw them under the bus and welcome the radical left which is very pro-Palestinian. He made several blunders that insulted both Israel and other allies.
It is the practice that when you are in a foreign country, you display the American flag and the flag of the other country on your car. But when he went to East Jerusalem, he removed the Israeli flag when he went to visit a Palestinian hospital — presumably not to offend Palestinians — but offended Israelis in the process, as the Jerusalem observes. Post. The withdrawal appears to undermine Israel’s sovereignty in the region.
Biden’s entourage removed the Israeli flag from his car during his visit to East Jerusalem – a move that can be seen as an attack on Israeli sovereignty.
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) July 15, 2022
Then, at the hospital, Biden pledged $100 million to Palestinian hospitals, giving more of our money to other countries, not our country’s needs. One also has to wonder if this money would also be diverted to the Palestinian struggle against Israel.
But when he went to Augusta Victoria Hospital, that created another problem, because the hospital wouldn’t allow any Israeli officials to enter.
Behind the scenes, there have been considerable wrangling over the US government’s refusal to allow Israeli officials to accompany Biden inside the hospital, which is run by the World Lutheran Federated Department for World Service. German Lutherans co-founded the facility with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency after the 1948-49 War of Independence to care for Palestinian refugees.
It wasn’t a new hospital policy, but Biden’s team went anyway, which also sparked controversy. Some “Israelis were furious,” according to Haaretz.
Then Biden managed to insult both the UK and Israel in a statement, comparing his Irish Catholic ancestry to the Palestinians.
Biden, always the statesman, goes after America’s two biggest allies in a bid to get a good soundbite. https://t.co/WSpC5t57tR
— Benedict Spence (@BenedictSpence) July 15, 2022
BIDEN in East Jerusalem: “…my family is of Irish American descent and we have a long history which is not fundamentally different from the Palestinian people, with Britain and their attitude towards Irish Catholics over the years during 400 years. » pic.twitter.com/stj17lgSvv
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 15, 2022
” [T]my family background is Irish American,” Biden said. “And we have a long history that is not fundamentally different from the Palestinian people, with Britain and its attitude towards Irish Catholics over the years for 400 years. »
Not a good look and it’s not going to go over well with either country.
Then there was also this thing about shaking hands. Before he landed in Israel, we were told he wouldn’t be shaking hands due to COVID concerns.
The news: Biden ignored or forgot about his no-hands-shake policy – reportedly out of concern for COVID – raising questions ‘whether it was really meant to downplay the possibility of him shaking hands with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince “. pic.twitter.com/0YC2olNOhM
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 14, 2022
Then when he landed, he punched people (but also got close to them and hit them in other ways so it all looked stupid). Then he shook hands with former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
But by the time Biden was greeting Mahmoud Abaas (and why is he meeting him?), that warning seems to have disappeared.
What happened to the punch without shaking hands? https://t.co/dBjlBQvYZ2
—Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 15, 2022
How confusing is this latest Biden ‘policy’ and if he’s not shaking hands with the Saudi leader now, how is he going to explain this given his other actions?
I don’t think we can let him go overseas, it’s just too costly for our prestige and our national security.