President Joe Biden will deliver a prime-time foreign policy speech Thursday evening, White House officials announced Wednesday.
The Oval Office speech is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET and will focus on the administration’s response to the Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel and Russia’s war in Ukraine. This comes after Biden visited Tel Aviv on Wednesday to pledge his support for Israel following the sprawling attack by Hamas terrorists earlier this month.
In his remarks after meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden said: “Israel was born to be a safe place for the Jewish people around the world.”
“Even though it may not be the case today, Israel must once again become a safe place for the Jewish people,” he said, promising that the United States “would do everything in its power to power” to ensure this.
He also highlighted the difference between Hamas and the Palestinian people, who he said were “suffering enormously.”
“The vast majority of Palestinians are not part of Hamas. Hamas does not represent the Palestinian people,” he said. “Hamas uses innocent families in Gaza as human shields, placing its command centers, weapons or communications tunnels in residential areas. »