A refreshing bit of candor. I wish Hillary Clinton would muster the same. - gwc
US feels 'overwhelming frustration' with Israeli government, says Biden | US news | The Guardian
by Peter Beaumont
Vice President Joe Biden delivered a pointed criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before a Jewish-American group , describing the White House’s feelings mostly as “overwhelming frustration.”
“I firmly believe that the actions that Israel’s government has taken over the past several years—the steady and systematic expansion of settlements, the legalization of outposts, land seizures—they’re moving us, and more importantly, they’re moving Israel in the wrong direction,” Biden told a J-Street meeting in Washington, D.C. However, he also noted that the U.S. remains committed to Israel’s security. The comments come as talks between the two countries have been halted over a military-aid package, as Israel is demanding more money than the U.S. is willing to contribute.