The rigorous rhetoric of the US President and the limited goal of restoring calm reflect the belief that this situation is not conducive to Washington’s renewed diplomatic contacts.
On Thursday, May 13, on the fourth day of the new conflict between the Israeli army and the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), Joe Biden invested his main intervention in a US-specific Topic: The recommendation to cancel the wearing of masks for the people has been vaccinated against Covid-19. “Important Step”, “Good Day”, He welcomed the President of the United States, and he clearly did not want to be involved in this new Israeli-Palestinian crisis.
Letter to the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. The content of the letter has not been made public, and may have been written before the crisis broke out; Telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Despite the national security adviser Jack Sullivan and Secretary of State Tony Brinken’s contacts with their Israeli counterparts have increased a lot, and the head of the Pentagon’s political department has met with the White House, but so far the White House’s speech has been restricted. Thursday in Washington.
When Joe Biden answered questions from the press on the same day, he rooted in the traditionally favorable American route for Hebrew. “One thing I have seen so far is that there has been no overreaction”He said from Israel. ” The problem is how to achieve the point where the number of attacks, especially rocket attacks that are shot at population centers indiscriminately, is greatly reduced. “He added, referring to the Palestinian shooting.
In the record of a telephone conversation with the Israeli Prime Minister on May 12, Joe Biden only hinted at the tensions in Jerusalem that contributed to the crisis.He is happy to share “He firmly believes that Jerusalem, a city so important to believers all over the world, must be a peaceful place.”
These words and actions and the limited goal of restoring calm reflect the belief that this situation is not conducive to Washington’s new diplomatic contacts. When Joe Biden served as Barack Obama’s vice president from 2009 to 2017, he was able to restart the peace process in an outdated coma as a measure of the vanity of American ambitions. He witnessed a speech delivered in Cairo in June 2009 during the presidency, and then the failure of the first term after the initiative launched by Secretary of State John Kerry in July 2013, which lasted 9 months It ends without any progress.
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