Biden: ‘Every reason’ to suspect Netanyahu is dragging war out

“There is every reason for people” to conclude that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dragging out Israel’s war against Hamas, according to President Joe Biden.

Israel’s war against Hamas and both leaders’ domestic political landscapes have appeared to erode Netanyahu and Biden’s decadeslong relationship, though the president’s recent remarks to Time magazine provide new insight into how the U.S. president sees his Israeli counterpart.

“There is every reason for people to draw that conclusion,” Biden said when asked whether Netanyahu is prolonging the war for his own political self-preservation after saying he wouldn’t comment. “And I would cite that as — before the war began, the blowback he was getting from the Israeli military for wanting to change the court. And so it’s an internal domestic debate that seems to have no consequence.
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