Thursday is day 2 of Biden’s Middle East trip. On Wednesday his main gaffe was using the word “honor” to describe the Holocaust instead of horror (he walked it back immediately – at least his handlers didn’t have to do it for him). He appeared to have connected well with Holocaust survivors, except that he mispronunced Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, and signed a mutual declaration for security with Israel’s Prime Minister. He also admitted he had a preapproved list of reporters to call on…which he promptly screwed up. Even though he has assured Israeli leaders that the US intends to stand with them against Iran acquiring a nuclear bomb, he is still engaged in indirect talks with them over the failed nuke deal from 2015. And Friday’s meeting with Palestinans that could threaten Israeli sovereignty has people nervous. So will he botch his trip more than normal? He may have already done it.
JOE BIDEN in Israel: “…to keep alive the truth and honor of the Holocaust — horror of the Holocaust” pic.twitter.com/g5HeNRmihj
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 13, 2022
Biden just arrived in Israel and forgot where he was. This is embarrassing to watch. pic.twitter.com/zh3VvVgplG
— Patriot Girl 🇺🇲🇺🇲 (@PatriotGirl__) July 13, 2022
Biden in Israel: tries to shake hands with thin air 🤡pic.twitter.com/MUX90SuLA7
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) July 14, 2022
Those are the usual gaffes present with anything Biden does. But there are some huge issues he faces on this Middle East trip:
Rejoining the nuclear deal is something Israel does not want. Iran has sponsored terror attacks on them for decades, and even when the nuclear deal was in force, it had no teeth against an enemy whose expressed purpose is to wipe out all Jews (and Americans). They are extremely close to a nuclear bomb right now, so any agreement with them would be worthless.