Biden Making Swift Policy Changes

In a move that has raised eyebrows across the political spectrum, President Joe Biden’s administration has slapped sanctions on Israelis for alleged “extremist settler violence.” This is a concerning development as it marks the first time the U.S. has taken action against Israel relating to a specific area.

These sanctions, announced on Thursday, are a clear gift to the anti-Israel and antisemitic “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (BDS) movement. This movement has long targeted Israel for condemnation and isolation, and the Biden administration’s actions are a direct endorsement of their tactics.

It’s also worth noting that these sanctions come on the same day that top White House officials were sent to meet with Palestinian-Americans in Chicago, a move that raises questions about where the administration’s priorities lie.

What’s even more troubling is that these sanctions are based on accusations of “settler violence” that have not been proven in a court of law. This opens up the possibility of leftist organizations feeding false reports to the State Department to put pressure on Israel.

Meanwhile, Palestinians who have committed acts of terror against Israelis are not being held accountable in the same way. This double standard is profoundly concerning and sends a signal that the U.S. is not prepared to stand by its closest ally in the Middle East.

It’s worth noting that these sanctions also come on the heels of the Biden administration renewing a waiver on Iran that will allow the regime to access billions of dollars in assets. This is a puzzling decision, especially because Iran continues to fund attacks on Israel and is supporting militias that are targeting U.S. troops in the region. It also sends a concerning message to our allies in the region and undermines the U.S.’s credibility as a reliable partner.

These actions by the Biden administration are not only damaging to our relationship with Israel, but they also have broader consequences for our national security and global stability. By targeting specific areas and individuals in Israel, the U.S. is essentially giving credence to the BDS movement’s efforts to delegitimize and isolate the Jewish state. This is a dangerous precedent that sets a troubling tone for the future of our alliances and partnerships.

In a time when Israel is facing deadly attacks from Hamas and Hezbollah, organizations funded by Iran, the U.S. should be standing firmly by their side. Instead, we are singling them out for punishment and emboldening their enemies.

This latest move by the Biden administration once again shows a lack of support for our closest ally in the Middle East. It raises serious concerns about the direction of our foreign policy.