Surrender: Blinken Tells Netanyahu Israel Can’t Win War Against Hamas

Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week that Israel cannot defeat Hamas — that there is no “military solution,” and that Israel will have to accept a Palestinian state...

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etanyahu reportedly rejected the idea. NBC News reported Wednesday that Blinken and Biden, are therefore trying to work around Netanyahu — the democratically-elected leader of Israel — in yet another departure from the Biden Administration’s posture as the supposed defender of democratic ideals:

Blinken told Netanyahu that ultimately there is no military solution to Hamas, according to the officials; and, that the Israeli leader needs to recognize that or history will repeat itself and violence will continue. But, the officials said, Netanyahu was unmoved.

The officials said the Biden Administration is trying to lay the groundwork with other Israeli and civil society leaders in anticipation of an eventual post-Netanyahu government. In an attempt to work around Netanyahu, Blinken also met individually with members of his war Cabinet and other Israeli leaders, including opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yair Lapid, officials said.

However, Blinken’s push for an independent Palestinian state faces two obstacles: Israelis believe that they are in fact capable of winning the war; and, that they are doing so. Also, Palestinians themselves do not want a state more than they want to destroy Israel, meaning any independent state solution is already doomed to fail.

Regarding the was against Hamas, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, delivered a comprehensive summary Wednesday night of the war’s current progress. He said while fighting in the southern portion of Gaza still remains challenging, the IDF has largely destroyed Hamas in the northern and central regions of the territory. The south is where Hamas’s leaders are believed to be hiding underground — surrounded by over 100 Israeli hostages, whom they are using as bargaining chips and human shields.

Israelis are nearly unanimous in their determination to destroy Hamas — a dramatic shift in attitudes since before the October 7 terror attack, when Israelis were largely prepared to ignore Hamas as long as it did not attack them. The mass murder of 1,200 people, along with the abduction of 253 more, mostly civilians, shifted public attitude in Israel across the political spectrum.

Many left-wing Israelis who once considered themselves “more Palestinian than the Palestinians” now see all Palestinians as a potential threat.

According to Gallup, nearly two-thirds of Israelis now oppose an independent Palestinian state, after what Hamas did to them and to Gaza. An overwhelming number of Israeli citizens see the Palestinian Authority, which governs most of Gaza, to be corrupt with pro-terrorist sympathies

That’s a radical reversal of sentiment from the position of most Israelis only a decade ago, when “twice as many Israeli adults supported an independent Palestinian state (61%) as opposed one (30%).” Hamas violence and terrorism are responsible for that change.

Secretary Of State Blinken and President Joe Biden remain committed to the old, failed two state solution model of Middle East peacemaking, in which the demands of the Palestinian Authority must take priority over all others. President Donald Trump abandoned that failed policy and the result was the historic Abraham Accords.

Now Biden and Blinken are trying to make new peace agreements — such as a Saudi-Israeli peace deal — contingent on the creation of a new Palestinian state. And Blinken is casting Israelis as the obstacles if they are not ready for peace according to the Blinken/Biden terms.

According to opinion polls, that position is completely contrary to facts which suggest instead the vast majority of Palestinians support the Hamas terror attack of October 7. Arab public opinion is similar, though the Abraham Accords have remained intact so far.

NBC News also reports that Blinken is pushing a deal in which Saudi Arabia would agree to normalized relations with Israel in return for a Palestinian state. Ironically, Saudi Arabia was on the verge of that same deal before October 7 without the condition of a new Palestinian state.

It was the Biden Administration that actually stalled that deal by insisting on including additional concessions to the Palestinians — concessions that the Saudis originally never demanded and for which the Palestinians did not agree to any compromises. ✪