Biden Calls for Unilateral Ceasefire in Gaza — Before Israeli Hostages Freed

President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for six to eight weeks before the remaining Israeli hostages are released by Hamas and Israel’s military and diplomatic position is undermined. I asked him to accept it.

Biden’s remarks, which were recorded last week, were broadcast by Univision. As Breitbart News reported, Biden called for an “immediate ceasefire” last Thursday after seven aid workers were mistakenly killed in the Gaza Strip.He also authorized the United Nations Security Council to meet. solution This bill made the difference between a ceasefire and the release of hostages. But the White House insists that policy has not changed and still wants to link the two issues.

That’s all.era of israel report On Tuesday’s “major policy shift” by the president:

“What I’m asking for is for the Israelis to just ask for a ceasefire and allow us full access to all food and medicine coming into the country for the next six to eight weeks,” Biden said in US Spanish. told Univision. television network.

“I’ve talked to everyone from Saudis to Jordanians to Egyptians. They’re ready to move in,” Biden says. “They’re ready to bring this food in. And I don’t think there’s any excuse not to meet the medical and food needs of those people. It should be done now.”

Hours before the interview aired, Biden’s aides argued that it was Hamas, not Israel, that supported an agreement with a long-term suspension of the ceasefire, and how the US wanted it to happen. He went on record as presenting a completely different approach to the issue. Fighting begins, hostages are freed, and aid floods into Gaza.

Biden’s statement came as Israeli negotiators traveled to Cairo, Egypt, to try to persuade Hamas to release 40 of the remaining 133 hostages in exchange for a temporary ceasefire and the release of a far greater number of terrorists. It was aired while I was there.

In effect, Biden’s new stance would weaken Israeli negotiators and explicitly adopt conditions demanded by Hamas, which insists a ceasefire is needed before hostages can be released. Mr. Biden had already announced his position as recently as last week, but he had never so clearly expressed his support for a ceasefire — and apparently did not mention the hostages.

Family members of hostages met He met with Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House on Tuesday. She also called for a ceasefire.

Biden also reportedly said in the interview that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was making “mistakes” in his response to the war.unwavering” Supported Israel’s response to Hamas in October.

It’s not yet clear whether Biden made any mention of the hostages in the interview, which will air Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.

Joel B. Pollack is a senior editor at Breitbart News. Breitbart News Sunday Sunday nights from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM PT) on Sirius XM Patriot. He is the author of a recently published e-book.The Zionist conspiracy (and how to join it)‘ is now available on Audible. He is also the author of an e-book. Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 US Presidential Election. He is the recipient of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter @joelpolak.