Joe Biden heads to Israel as pro-Palestinian demonstrators swarm Capitol Hill

 October 18, 2023

According to the Associated Press, President Joe Biden left the White House for Israel this week as tensions in the Middle East hit their highest point in decades. 

Biden arrived in Israel on Wednesday, 11 days after the Iranian-backed terror group Hamas launched an attack that killed an estimated 1,400 people and resulted in roughly 200 others being taken as hostages.

Biden compares Hamas attack to 9/11

"I come to Israel with a single message: You’re not alone. As long as the United States stands -- and we will stand forever -- we will not let you ever be alone," Biden said.

The news service noted that Biden at one point compared the carnage to what happened in the United States on September 11, 2001.

"I understand. Many Americans understand," the president declared. "You can’t look at what has happened here ... and not scream out for justice."

"But I caution this: While you feel that rage, don’t be consumed by it. After 9/11, we were enraged in the United States. And while we sought justice and got justice, we also made mistakes," Biden stressed.

President scheduled to stop in Jordan

The Associated Press reported that the president's Israeli trip had been announced two days earlier by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators swarm Capitol Hill

Wednesday also saw pro-Palestinian demonstrators swarm Capitol Hill, with footage of the incident being recording by Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Greene referred to the illegal gathering as "an insurrection" and asked if those involved will be treated the same way as January 6 defendants were.

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