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Tue 20 Feb 2024 5:23 pm - Jerusalem Time

Rep. Jim Clyburn says he and Biden believe Netanyahu's leadership is "not good" for Israel

Representative Jim Clyburn (Democrat from South Carolina) said that he and US President Joe Biden feel that "the leadership of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not in Israel's interest."


Clyburn, who is considered the primary and primary factor in Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 elections, said, "I spoke with the president about this issue. Naturally, he will not announce everything he says to Netanyahu." "But I know this. He feels what I feel when it comes to Netanyahu. He is — his leadership has not been good for Israel," Clyburn added Sunday to CBS' Robert Costa on "Face the Nation."


The very influential member of the Democratic Party said: “We stand firmly with the people of Israel, but I have always had a real problem with Netanyahu and it still exists today.”


When Costa asked the congressman to clarify whether Biden agreed with his assessment of Netanyahu, Clyburn said: "Well, he accepted my assessment. I didn't ask him whether he agreed with me or not."


“Actually, I told them that's the way I feel.”


Clyburn, the former third-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, helped Biden gain the support of many black voters during the previous election. According to Time magazine, Clyburn recently resigned as assistant House Democratic leader to help Biden in his re-election campaign.


In an NBC News report published Monday, Biden privately condemned Netanyahu, calling him an “idiot” and saying he was “giving him hell,” according to sources familiar with the matter. Biden also reportedly called Netanyahu a "bad guy." However, President Biden has rarely criticized Netanyahu publicly.


Israel has continued its relentless bombing of Gaza since October, and Israeli attacks on Gaza have led to the deaths of more than 29,000 Palestinians and the injury of more than 65,000, according to Amnesty International, as well as the displacement of at least 1.8 million people, according to the New York Times.


Israel has continued its relentless bombing of Gaza since October, and Israeli attacks on Gaza have led to the deaths of more than 29,000 Palestinians and the injury of more than 65,000, according to Amnesty International, as well as the displacement of at least 1.8 million people, according to the New York Times.


The International Court of Justice said it was plausible that Israel was committing genocide.

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Rep. Jim Clyburn says he and Biden believe Netanyahu's leadership is "not good" for Israel