Israel pleased with US support with Gaza, worried about Iran talks

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Israel pleased with US support with Gaza, worried about Iran talks
DIPLOMATIC AFFAIRS: The US really did stand up for Israel during Operation Guardian of the Walls, but an entirely different story is taking place with Iran in Vienna.
By LAHAV HARKOV
MAY 27, 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken got a very warm welcome to Israel this week, on his first visit to the region in his new role after Operation Guardian of the Walls, in which the US and Israel saw mostly eye to eye, but things got chillier when it came to Iran nuclear talks. Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi met Blinken on the tarmac at Ben-Gurion Airport and said it was “a great honor” to host him. Ashkenazi, like every other Israeli official Blinken met, effusively thanked the secretary of state for “America’s strong stance beside Israel and its right to defend itself and its citizens.”

The secretary of state emphasized that US President Joe Biden “made crystal clear throughout the violence that the US fully supports Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks such as Hamas firing rockets indiscriminately against civilians.” The US really did stand up for Israel during Operation Guardian of the Walls, and Israeli officials were satisfied behind the scenes, as well. The US blocked repeated attempts by the UN Security Council to release one-sided statements that condemned Israel while ignoring Hamas. Statements from Blinken and Biden unequivocally defended Israel’s right to defend itself and condemned Hamas terrorists. After the truce, they promised to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome batteries.

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