Biden’s undermining of Israel isn’t sitting well with megadonors: ‘Bad, bad, bad, decision, on all levels’

Big donors to President Joe Biden’s campaign are reportedly fuming over his decision to pause bomb and artillery shell shipments to Israel.

Take Hollywood media mogul Haim Saban. In an email sent Wednesday to senior Biden aides Steve Ricchetti and Anita Dunn, Saban slammed the president’s decision to stop arming Israel.

“Bad, Bad, Bad, decision, on all levels, Pls reconsider,” he wrote, as reported by Axios. “Let’s not forget that there are more Jewish voters, who care about Israel, than Muslim voters that care about Hamas.”

This comes three months after Saban hosted a Biden fundraiser at his Los Angeles Home. At the time, he claimed he’d had a private conversation with President Biden and that the president “cares deeply about Israel — it’s in his kishkes.”

Months later, the president has done nothing in the face of the anti-Israel “protests” sweeping the nation, and worse, he’s now thrown Israel under the bus right as it’s preparing to move into Rafah.

Saban isn’t alone in his complaints.

“Mark Mellman, the CEO of Democratic Majority for Israel, told Axios that “there has never been a president more pro-Israel than Joe Biden but at the same time we are very concerned about what appears to be a significant shift in US policy.”

“There are a lot of people in the pro-Israel community who are very worried, very upset and very angry,” he added.

FYI, many, many, many Jewish Americans have argued that former President Donald Trump was the most pro-Israel president in American history given that he’d recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and also brokered the Abraham Accords.

The president is also facing backlash from congressional Democrats over his decision to stop arming Israel.

“We need to provide Israel with the unconditional security assistance it needs to defend itself and that demonstrates our unwavering support, particularly as Iran and its proxies escalate their attacks,” Sen. Jacky Rosen, a Dem, told Jewish Insider.

“The administration should not do anything that undermines Israel’s ability to defeat Hamas and address mounting threats across the region,” he added.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, another Democrat, concurred, telling Jewish Insider that he hopes Biden continues arming Israel.

“I don’t know what the president meant. I haven’t seen what the actual operation in Rafah is, but I certainly hope that we’ll continue to provide support militarily and diplomatically that Israel needs to defend itself,” he said.

Asked whether he believes the president’s decision will embolden Hamas, he replied, “I am worried about any appearance of division between the United States and Israel. The bond should be unquestionable and unbreakable.”

Democrat Sen. John Fetterman meanwhile told Jewish Insider that the president’s decision is “deeply disappointing” and “demonstrates to Hamas that they’re winning the PR war.”

However, Fetterman refuses to lobby against the president.

“I’m not in a position to undermine the president,” he said. “He’s my president and I’ve always rejected any other members of my party talking about ‘uncommitted,’ or ‘abandon Biden’ or any of that stuff. That’s crazy, and if they deliver a Trump victory, they have to own it.”

Last up is Rep. Brad Schneider, also a Democrat.

“I am deeply concerned about the administration’s recent decision to pause a shipment of weapons as well as the President’s comments about withholding security assistance to Israel,” he said.

“I fear the U.S. is sending dangerous mixed messages, not just to the government and people of Israel, but also to Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran, about our support for our ally at its most critical time of need,” he added.

All this comes as the Republican-led House Oversight Committee is opening an investigation into Biden over his refusal to arm Israel and his attempts to hide this from the public.

“The Committee finds both the decision to withhold essential military aid and hiding that decision from the public for political purposes disturbing, especially given that on President Biden’s first day in office, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki pledged that the administration would, ‘bring transparency and truth back to government,’” the committee said Friday.

“The Biden Administration’s priorities appear to be motivated by public perception, and not what is best for national security or diplomacy,” they added.

Vivek Saxena

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