A new report alleges that the Biden Administration refused to sell American weapons to Israel unless the country provided a guarantee that the firearms would not be given to civilians.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Israel requested M-16 rifles from the United States government, as the country continues to fight a war with the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, which started with a massive series of terrorist attacks on October 7th that killed over 1,400 Israeli citizens. However, White House officials forced Israel to agree to the terms that the guns would not be given to civilian outposts located in the West Bank.
The weapons sale was seen as crucial for Israel, as its military focuses almost entirely on the Gaza Strip, thus leaving other areas like the West Bank relatively unguarded, with civilians in those areas forced to train and equip themselves.
The alleged strong-arming of Israel comes as the Biden Administration faces growing pressure from the progressive base within the United States, where young voters and non-White voters are increasingly showing hostility towards Israel and the Jewish people. Many far-left Democratic officials, including Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), have taken the side of the Palestinians and have falsely accused Israel of war crimes.
Since the war began, the Biden Administration has repeatedly called for a cease-fire in Israel, a move that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected, citing the fact that Hamas is still holding hundreds of Jews hostage in enemy territory. Biden’s attempts at diplomacy have led to widespread criticism and ridicule, including his failed efforts to meet with the leaders of multiple neighboring Arab states, all of whom canceled the meeting.
In the month since the October 7th attacks, there has been a surge in anti-Semitic protests and riots throughout the U.S., which included two insurrections by pro-Palestinian rioters: One at the United States Capitol on Wednesday, October 18th, and another at the White House on Saturday, November 4th. Other displays have included anti-Semitic activists tearing down posters of missing Israelis and assaulting American Jews, including the death of an elderly Jewish man in Thousand Oaks, California on Monday, after he was bludgeoned in the head with a megaphone by pro-Palestine protesters.