With Biden, Israel has a true Zionist in the White House

With Biden, Israel has a true Zionist in the White House
Date: 21.1.2021 14:00

In a commentary, published on the website of Israeli media Ynet, Ben-Dror Yemini wrote that US President-elect and his VP Kamala Harris are true supporters of a democratic and Jewish State of Israel, with not too much drama expected from the man who made his name by being a pragmatic negotiator.

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On Wednesday, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office and a new era will dawn. The last four years of Donald Trump's presidency were like a dream come true for Israel's right-wing.
Under his tenure many great things occurred, such as Israel's normalization treaties with four Arab nations. But the tight connection between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump has caused severe damage to Israel.
Joe Biden and his vice president Kamala Harris are clearly members of the Democratic Party's pro-Israel wing. We must remember that Harris was the one who led the Senate against then-U.S. President Barak Obama's choice to abstain during the UN vote on Resolution 2334 condemning Israel for its settlements in the West Bank.
It is also doubtful that he will immediately revisit the Iran nuclear deal and possibly jeopardize Trump's normalization agreements for Israel, despite voices from both in and out of his party calling for him to do so.


"I am a Zionist. You do not need to be Jewish to be a Zionist," Biden once said.
"Being a Zionist does not mean supporting Israel's right-wing policies or turning Israel into a bi-national state with more and more settlements and outposts in the West Bank," Yemini wrote.
"A Zionist is someone who supports Israel being a Jewish and Democratic state, and on Wednesday we will see two such people enter the White House."


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