Obama vs. Biden: How the presidents handled quarreling with Netanyahu

As President Joe Biden grapples with how to approach America’s relationship with Israel amid the Israel-Hamas war, former President Barack Obama dealt with another crisis in the Middle East in a much different way than Biden has. 

When Biden was Obama’s vice president, Obama had a much different relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu than Biden, which may explain how the two presidents have handled the Israeli-Palestinian crisis in different ways. 

Obama’s cautious approach 

In 2014, Obama dealt with an intense Israeli-Palestinian fight. In 2014, Israel launched a military operation into Gaza after Hamas kidnapped and tortured three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank. What resulted was a battle between Palestinian rockets and Israeli airstrikes that lasted a month and a half, the deadliest fighting the
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