Posted on: September 21, 2023 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Joe Biden finally met with Benjamin Netanyahu. While the meeting was not in Washington but on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, it was nonetheless a positive step for Netanyahu, who got the long-sought meeting without in any way diminishing either his assault on the Israeli judiciary (which concerns so many Democrats) or his massive escalation of violence and annexation against the Palestinians (which most Democrats, certainly including Biden, couldn’t care less about).

The results of the meeting don’t seem like much, but a more careful read of the statements by both leaders and the circumstances around the meeting shows the Biden administration is, as has become its habit, completely capitulating to an authoritarian that offers no benefit to the United States. This piece at Mondoweiss dives into it.