Biden urges Israel to de-escalate, US won’t support counterstrike

by Renata

President Joe Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Iran’s attack. Biden assured him that America’s commitment to Israel’s security is ironclad. But the administration is also urging Israel not to counterattack – fearing it could lead to broader conflict, a point also raised by the UN.

Biden held a meeting of G7 leaders yesterday. Together they condemned Iran’s actions in a joint statement and pledged continued support for Israel. The statement also celebrated Israel’s defense operation – something the White House is calling a major win.

But not everyone is sounding so cheery. Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett slammed the administration’s comments. He said, ” When a bully tries to hit you 350 times and only succeeds seven times, you’ve NOT won.” Former UN ambassador John Bolton echoed that point.