OP-ED

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Joe Biden and bloodshed in the Middle East

"Without looking at me, he said, maybe he knew I was listening: 'Why do you look so worried, Senator Biden?' I replied, 'Worried?' And I said, 'Of course I'm worried.' She replied: 'We are not worried, Senator. We Israelis have a secret weapon. We have nowhere else to go. Today I say to all of Israel: The United States is not going anywhere else. They will be on your side."

This story with the Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir, was told by Joe Biden during his last visit to Israel, after the terrorist attack by Hamas. The conversation between Biden and Meir took place in 1973, half a century ago. In that world, Israel was suddenly attacked by neighboring Arab states (the Yom Kippur War). Meir soon lost power. It is not yet known whether the vaki will do the same to the current Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, but his departure from politics would be a well-deserved punishment. Suspected of corruption and in alliance with racist Israeli parties, Netanyahu is a dangerous populist. A populist whom Joe Biden has refused to host in the White House because of the partners with whom Netanyahu co-governs. They are - in short and Albanian - racists, whom the Arabs and especially the Palestinians see as a "race" that should be despised.