US President Joe Biden criticized Benjamin Netanyahu while talking about the Gaza operation during a private conversation

US President Joe Biden reportedly criticized Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and called him an ‘ass**ole’ during a private conversation.

According to an NBC News report, Biden expressed his displeasure while talking about Netanyahu’s Gaza operations and said that he (Biden) was trying to get Israel to agree to a ceasefire, but Netanyahu would give them “hell.” Were” and it was impossible to deal with.

The development was confirmed by three people familiar with Biden’s comments, according to the report.

The US President also said that Netanyahu’s Gaza operation is ‘enough and it needs to stop’.

On Sunday, in a nearly 45-minute long conversation, Biden told Netanyahu not to launch a military operation in Rafah without a credible plan for Israel to ensure the safety of the nearly 1 million people taking refuge there, the White House said. Needed

Earlier in the beginning of this month also US President had personally criticized NetanyahuAs the Israel-Hamas war escalates and international support for the Jewish state declines, he is being called a “bad-talking guy.”

However, Joe Biden’s spokesperson Andrew Bates later rejected the US President’s use of offensive words and said he “did not say that, nor would he say that”.

According to a CNN report, Joe Biden has become increasingly frustrated behind the scenes with his Israeli counterpart, telling advisers and others that he (Netanyahu) is ignoring their advice and failing to ease the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Are hindering efforts to do so.

So far, Biden has stopped short of directly criticizing Netanyahu in public. But he has become increasingly critical of Israel’s tactics, saying last week that he believed the operation in Gaza was “over the top”, one of his sharpest condemnations yet of the military effort against Hamas. Is.

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Vani Mehrotra

Published on:

February 13, 2024