Trump says Biden has ‘betrayed Israel and the Jewish community’, vows to strengthen ties if elected in 2024

Former President Trump said Saturday that he was “proud to have the greatest friend Israel has ever had in the White House,” declared that President Biden had “betrayed Israel and the Jewish community,” and vowed that if re-elected in 2024, the United States would “stand with” the Jewish state. once again”.

Addressing the annual Jewish-Republican Alliance conference via satellite on Saturday, just days after announcing his 2024 presidential campaign, Trump warned that the Biden administration was “destroying our nation before our very eyes.”

“We have to fiercely resist every transgression, we have to make every single failure public, of which there are many, and then we have to take back the White House in 2024 — that’s an imperative,” Trump said, promising to “revitalize our alliances with the State of Israel, our close friend and ally.”

People listen as former President Donald Trump speaks remotely at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting on Saturday, November 19, 2022, in Las Vegas.
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“The coalition is not strong now, not even a little strong,” Trump said. “Under my administration, we have fought for Israel and the Jewish community like no president in history.”

“Everyone in the room knows I was proud to be the greatest friend of Israel ever in the White House,” he added.

Trump said that while “working with all of you, I have kept my promise, to formally recognize the true capital of Israel and open the US Embassy in Jerusalem.”

In 2018, the Trump administration moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — a relocation long discussed in Washington — and showed the US formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

US President Donald Trump (L) arrives at the Israel Museum to speak in Jerusalem, May 23, 2017, accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

US President Donald Trump (L) arrives at the Israel Museum to speak in Jerusalem, May 23, 2017, accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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“I also recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which most people didn’t ask me to do because they felt it was impossible – 52 years been working on it – I got it done in one day,” Trump said – meeting with laughter and applause.

He continued, “I pulled the United States out of the corrupt, hypocritical UN Human Rights Council, which allowed the world and its most egregious violators of human rights, to attack the United States and attack Israel.” It withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal unilaterally and imposed the toughest sanctions ever on the Iranian regime.

In a swipe at President Biden, Trump said he would “never allow the State of Israel to be threatened with nuclear destruction as is happening now.”

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“Working with our Israeli allies, we have destroyed ISIS’ territorial caliphate – 100% of it,” he continued, adding that he had “appointed a special envoy to combat the scourge of anti-Semitism around the world.”

The signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House on September 13, 2020.

The signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House on September 13, 2020.
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Trump also celebrated his administration’s mediation of the Abraham Accords — a “historic peace agreement” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that normalized relations and created bilateral agreements regarding “investment, tourism, direct flights, security, communications, technology, energy, health care.” , culture, the environment, the establishment of mutual embassies, and other areas of mutual benefit.

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“With the historic Abraham Accords, we have established peace in the Middle East, something no one thought could even be said, let alone accomplished,” Trump said.

“Tragically, Joe Biden betrayed Israel and the Jewish community and squandered our amazing success,” Trump continued, adding that from the “beginning” of the Biden administration, Biden sold out Israel’s security and began begging to re-enter Iran. The nuclear deal on worse terms.

President Trump became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall on May 22, 2017.

President Trump became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall on May 22, 2017.
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“It’s been a disaster before, but it will be worse terms,” ​​Trump said.

The Biden administration has been negotiating with Tehran to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, for months. The deal would give Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for it agreeing to curtail its nuclear program to limits set out in the 2015 deal – which includes limits on enrichment and the amount of material it can stockpile.

“When we win in 2024, the era of backstabbing and betrayal will end and the United States will stand with Israel again and as it did in my administration – two years ago, we were a great nation,” Trump said. “And soon, with the help of the Republican Jewish Coalition and patriots all over this land, we will be a great nation again.”

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Trump was met with applause from the RJC convention attendees, cheers of “Four More Years,” and standing ovations.

Meanwhile, during a question-and-answer session with moderators, Trump said the GOP is “a much bigger and stronger party than it was before I got there.”

“It has a much greater impact,” he said.

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