President Biden’s sturdy backing of Israel and his response to its battle with terrorist group Hamas speaks to the mainstream of the Democratic Get together and the vast majority of Individuals, in accordance with supporters of the president, regardless of progressive Democrats publicly opposing the administration’s rejection of a cease-fire.

A number of Biden allies instructed Fox Information Digital that the administration’s stance in opposition to a cease-fire protects Individuals and nationwide safety pursuits at house and overseas.

Almost a dozen Biden allies defended the president’s insurance policies in interviews with Fox Information Digital after greater than 400 authorities officers inside the administration signed onto a letter opposing the president’s dealing with of the battle, and demanding a cease-fire.

Present Biden administration officers, former Obama administration officers, Democratic lawmakers and Jewish neighborhood leaders defended the administration’s Israel coverage because the president faces criticism and widespread protests.


Biden administration officers claimed media protection of the battle has been”lopsided,” saying “there was way more protection of opposition to the president’s response and nearly none about assist.”

President Joe Biden is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

President Biden is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after arriving at Ben Gurion Worldwide Airport, Oct. 18, 2023, in Tel Aviv. (AP Picture/Evan Vucci)

However simply this week, greater than 100 present and former authorities officers from each the Biden and Obama administrations got here out in assist of Biden’s coverage. And tens of 1000’s attended the March for Israel rally on the Nationwide Mall in Washington in assist of the administration’s coverage and in opposition to a cease-fire. Earlier this month, two dozen veterans and army organizations signed onto a letter endorsing sturdy assist for Israel.

These calling for a cease-fire signify the perimeter fairly than the mainstream of the Democratic Get together,” Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., instructed Fox Information Digital. “A cease-fire would do nothing greater than empower Hamas.” 

“President Biden represents the mainstream of American politics. He speaks to the vast majority of Individuals and the vast majority of Individuals stay pro-Israel,” he continued. “The Democratic management in each the Home and the Senate are pro-Israel. The overwhelming majority of Democrats are pro-Israel.”

Torres added: “We’re taking our inspiration from the president. He’s our standard-bearer. He’s our chief.”

Over within the Senate, Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., additionally endorsed the president.

“President Biden has been placing on a grasp class of diplomacy relating to his dealing with of the Israel-Hamas battle,” Fetterman stated. “He’s a gentle hand on the wheel, and doing precisely what is required on this time of disaster.”


A Quinnipiac College ballot launched Wednesday confirmed 60% of Democrats authorized of Biden’s dealing with of the Israel-Hamas battle, whereas simply 33% disapproved. That ballot confirmed 7% of Democrats have been undecided.

In the meantime, from a nationwide safety standpoint, Jeremy Bash, the previous chief of employees on the Division of Protection and the Central Intelligence Company in the course of the Obama administration, instructed Fox Information Digital that Biden’s coverage has “prevented a wider regional battle and guarded America’s pursuits.”

“The president has dealt with this disaster precisely as we wish a commander in chief to function,” Bash stated. “These on the far left calling for a cease-fire are advocating that our ally Israel unilaterally disarm can be a horrible end result for peace and stability. We wouldn’t do it ourselves – and we didn’t do it ourselves after we have been preventing al Qaeda and ISIS. No person ever steered to us that we interact in a cease-fire.”

Biden and Netanyahu

President Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York, Sept. 20, 2023. (AP Picture/Susan Walsh, File)

Bash stated Biden’s “sturdy backing” for Israel’s army operations is “precisely the correct name.”

“Hamas is a radical terror group that rapes girls, kills kids, and takes Individuals hostage,” Bash stated. “I don’t know why anyone would wish to hold them in energy, and people on the far left who’re arguing for a cease-fire would do exactly that.”

Bash stated even the Palestinian Authority “helps Israel’s marketing campaign to dismantle Hamas.” 

“So even when one believes that they’re a champion of the Palestinian trigger, they need to be aligned with Israel and aligned with the strategy that President Biden has taken to dismantle Hamas,” Bash stated, whereas warning that if Hamas is ready to “survive,” its “model of terrorism would proliferate.” 


Hamas wouldn’t hesitate to assault America or embassies, because the group killed 30 Individuals within the Oct. 7 assault, took 10 extra hostage, and views the U.S. as “the good Devil,” Bash stated.

“If we enable a terrorist group to assault Individuals and get away with it, that risk will metastasize. And can finally threaten our homeland,” Bash added.

The president’s coverage additionally protects U.S. troops, stated Allison Jaslow, the chief government officer of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, an Iraq Conflict veteran, and a former Obama administration official.

Tens of thousands of people participate in the March for Israel at the National Mall

Tens of 1000’s of individuals take part within the March for Israel on the Nationwide Mall in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023. (Leigh Inexperienced for Fox Information Digital)

“The president is conscious of the truth that there are U.S. troops which can be deployed within the broader area who’re already being subjected to assaults. He doesn’t need these troops to be compromised even additional,” Jaslow stated.

The Pentagon stated this week that there have been 56 assaults on U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria since Oct. 17, with 59 U.S. personnel struggling both traumatic mind harm (TBI) or non-serious accidents.

As for these calling for a cease-fire, Jaslow stated, “We’re not speaking a few authorities. We are actually speaking a few terrorist group.”

“They aren’t going to barter and persist with any guidelines,” she defined. “We have to have eyes huge open about that.”

“As a soldier who has needed to navigate a posh battlefield, the place you possibly can’t inform the distinction between good guys and unhealthy guys, and the place it’s important to play by a sure algorithm, however there are folks on the market – different actors – who don’t need to play by those self same guidelines – as a platoon chief in fight, that could be a very worrying expertise,” Jaslow continued. “I don’t have the posh of naïveté.”

Jaslow stated she “lived and breathed a few of these dynamics within the Center East area.” 

Pro-Israeli Demonstration Held On National Mall

Democrat and Republican leaders be a part of arms in the course of the March for Israel on the Nationwide Mall in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 14. (Al Drago/Bloomberg through Getty Photos)

“The oldsters who’re standing on the ethical excessive floor pondering that there’s a straightforward or secure means out of the state of affairs that we’re in proper now that doesn’t compromise our values and our commitments to key companions overseas aren’t dwelling in the identical actuality that I’m dwelling in and have needed to dwell in,” she stated. “Cheers to the individuals who get to dwell in that ultimate world, as a result of I believe they’ve lived, in all probability, a extremely privileged life.”

Jaslow added that these calling for a cease-fire are utilizing “characterizations which can be simply fully excessive.”

“A state defending its borders or responding to an assault that they didn’t entice doesn’t equate to genocide,” she stated. “It simply, objectively, doesn’t.” 

She additionally challenged the opponents of the president’s coverage on whether or not they “agree with terrorism.”


“I’m unsure that they’ve had to answer this,” she stated. “Do they assist Hamas and do they not need us to deal with the risk that they’re? In the event that they do wish to handle them as a risk, they have to be clear-eyed about what that may take.”

Regardless of standing agency in opposition to a cease-fire, Biden urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to enact four-hour pauses of army operations every day with a view to guarantee humanitarian help is ready to make its approach to residents who stay in Gaza, and to permit for civilians to take harbor or flee.

Joe Biden at White House

President Biden speaks throughout a roundtable dialogue with Jewish neighborhood leaders on the White Home on Oct. 11, 2023. (Samuel Corum/Sipa/Bloomberg through Getty Photos)

Netanyahu agreed, enacting these pauses final week. The Israeli Protection Forces additionally announce the pauses at the very least three hours earlier than they start, the White Home stated.

Biden allies blast ‘overly woke’ media protection

However Biden administration officers stated there was “a disparity in protection at loads of mainstream media retailers” concerning the president’s coverage and the battle. The officers spoke to Fox Information Digital on the situation of anonymity.

“Far left Democratic activists and their allies within the media pretty name out antisemitic signaling from the correct wing, however have been accommodating when [Rep. Rashida] Tlaib was signaling for the destruction of the Jewish state and when the left has been swapping out Zionists to say Jews,” a Biden administration official instructed Fox Information Digital. “The media ought to do their jobs and cease selectively studying the tea leaves when it is going to match what’s cool on their Ivy League alma mater’s campus.”

One other administration official instructed Fox Information Digital that Biden’s actions since Hamas’ brutal assault on Israel on Oct. 7 have been “a shining instance of clear presidential management.”

“Whereas it is very important cowl dissent, a lot of the mainstream press appears to be on a mission to erase these of us who assist the president,” the official stated.

“The media’s reporting on the cease-fire is totally unserious,” a congressional Democratic aide instructed Fox Information Digital. “Final time I checked, you want two sides to do a cease-fire and the opposite aspect says they will destroy the state of Israel and assault time and again and once more.”

The aide stated a cease-fire is only a “catchy time period” and “isn’t an actual proposal,” whereas bashing the media, saying the reporting on activist calls is “naive and overly woke.” 


“Possibly if another member of Congress requires a cease-fire, Hamas will agree – however I’m skeptical,” the aide stated sarcastically.

The officers and aides additionally pointed to political pundits claiming that the president’s coverage might negatively impression his 2024 re-election marketing campaign, saying he’s shedding key minority assist.

However Jim Messina, who ran former President Barack Obama’s profitable 2012 re-election marketing campaign, instructed Fox Information Digital that the president is on strong footing.

“Biden is doing the correct factor by standing with Israel because it responds to terrorists who say they wish to commit extra October 7ths, and by specializing in humanitarian help for the Palestinians who Hamas is intentionally placing in hurt’s means,” Messina instructed Fox Information Digital. “A majority of Individuals assist the president.”

When requested for remark, the White Home stated “preventing in opposition to the poison of antisemitism and standing up for Israel’s sovereign proper to defend itself have all the time been core values for President Biden. And so they all the time will likely be.” 

“Instantly after the ‘unadulterated evil’ of probably the most horrific terrorist assault in Israel’s historical past and the worst mass homicide of Jewish folks because the Holocaust, President Biden took decisive motion to assist Israel shield itself in opposition to Hamas. He’s additionally working every single day to prioritize the wants of the Palestinian folks – the overwhelming majority of whom don’t have anything to do with Hamas – by securing humanitarian help, working to alleviate struggling in Gaza, and urging Israel to do the whole lot doable to keep away from civilian casualties as they root out Hamas,” White Home deputy press secretary Andrew Bates instructed Fox Information Digital. “President Biden is dedicated to the dignity of all Individuals, to seeing each neighborhood, and opposing each type of hate, whether or not it’s antisemitism, Islamophobia, or some other harmful and unacceptable prejudice.”

Jewish Individuals reward Biden’s insurance policies

Jewish Individuals “have a deep reservoir of appreciation for what President Biden has accomplished for Israel on this second,” Torres stated.


The CEO of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, Halie Soifer, who beforehand served as a nationwide safety adviser to then-Sen. Kamala Harris and a senior coverage adviser within the Obama administration, praised Biden’s unequivocal condemnation of Hamas’ horrific acts of terror.

“He has demonstrated this in each phrase and deed – his actions truly converse louder than phrases, although his phrases have been highly effective as effectively,” Soifer stated.

Demonstrators demand cease-fire

Demonstrators demand a cease-fire throughout a protest on Oct. 18, 2023. (Celal Gunes/Anadolu through Getty Photos)

Soifer instructed Fox Information Digital that she was a part of the group of Jewish American leaders that met with Biden on the White Home on Oct. 11.

“The emotion within the room was palpable as a result of the president demonstrated that his dedication to Israel’s safety and that of the Jewish neighborhood runs deep,” she stated.

Soifer additionally praised the president for being the primary United States president to journey to Israel throughout wartime; his pledge for an “unprecedented quantity of help” to Israel; and his efforts to “deter unhealthy actors, together with Iran, from getting concerned on this disaster.” 

“However maybe most significantly, he has continued to reassure the Jewish neighborhood that he stands with us amid this disaster,” she stated, citing the administration’s actions to fight antisemitism.

Eric Lesser, a former Massachusetts state senator and former Obama White Home aide, stated his private interactions with World Conflict II veterans and Holocaust survivors linked him to a “dwelling reminiscence of how shortly antisemitic rhetoric can flip violent” – a connection that youthful generations of Individuals might lack.

Lesser stated Biden is doing “what any American president must do, which is to face by our ally consistent with humanitarian necessities; and at house within the U.S., he is making it crystal clear that persecuted and susceptible minorities will likely be protected, and antisemitism will not be tolerated.”


“Generally partnership isn’t as evident till it’s examined,” Soifer added. “And if Oct. 7 was the take a look at, Joe Biden has greater than exceeded even the very best expectations.”

Soifer added: “He has established a coverage that supersedes political divides.”

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