Right-wing MKs continue torrent of furious reactions to Biden’s remarks

Sam Sokol is the Times of Israel's political correspondent. He was previously a reporter for the Jerusalem Post, Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Haaretz. He is the author of "Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews"

Rank-and file-lawmakers on the right react furiously to US President Joe Biden’s threat to withhold arms in the event of a full-on Rafah incursion.

Religious Zionism MK Ohad Tal blasts the “gap between the beautiful words that President Biden said just this week about not forgetting the horrors of October 7, and [his] actions,” accusing him of “failing to make the right choice” between “absolute evil and good.”

In his Holocaust Remembrance Day speech on Tuesday, Biden said that “just seven and a half months later, and people are already forgetting, they’re already forgetting that Hamas unleashed this terror, that it was Hamas that brutalized Israelis, that it was Hamas that took and continues to hold hostages.”

According to the Associated Press, the president delayed announcing his new policy on arming Israel until after his speech.

“President Biden’s stance on Rafah and conditional weapons sales not only jeopardizes Israel but the entire free world,” says freshman Likud lawmaker Dan Illouz.

“Since October 7, Israel has valiantly led the global fight for freedom. His policy risks undermining our vital battle against the horrific terrorist organization Hamas, thereby threatening global security and emboldening terrorism worldwide.”

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