Israeli leaders condemn Ben-Gvir’s pro-Trump comments

Multiple Israeli leaders have condemned comments made by a right-wing Israeli politician who alleged the country would receive more U.S. support if former President Donald Trump were in office, as opposed to President Joe Biden.

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, a key member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition, told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published over the weekend that Biden “is busy with giving humanitarian aid and fuel” to Gaza “instead of giving us his full backing.”

“If Trump was in power, the U.S. conduct would be completely different,” he said.

Ben-Gvir has leverage over Netanyahu because without his party’s participation, the Israeli prime minister’s coalition would no longer have the governing majority, which would force a new election.

“The interview Ben Gvir gave to the Wall Street Journal is direct
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