The Wall Street Journal on Friday morning published an op-ed harshly criticizing the Biden administration for its treatment of the Israeli government.
In the op-ed, titled, "What Does Biden Have Against Israel?" WSJ's editorial board wrote, "Why does President Biden go out of his way to snub, criticize and give marching orders to the government of Israel? At least rhetorically, the President and his Administration treat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his governing coalition worse than they do the ruling mullahs in Iran."
The op-ed also noted that this week, Biden once again publicly refused to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House, blaming this decision on Netanyahu's coalition partners.
"The effect of this piling on is for Israelis to see that the U.S. sides with their opposition parties," the WSJ op-ed added. "This is no way to treat a democratic ally and no way to pursue U.S. interests while Mr. Netanyahu’s Likud Party is in power, as it has been for most of the past 25 years."
It adds that whether or not the judicial reform should pass "is for Israelis to debate. Which they do, noisily, without Mr. Biden’s commentary."
"The President’s Israel policy has been counterproductive," it added, questioning, "How does it advance peace to indulge Palestinians in the belief that Jews are interlopers in Judea and at the Western Wall?"
"While Mr. Biden undermines the Netanyahu government, Hamas and other Iranian proxies are gaining power in the West Bank, activating another front against Israel. The new wave of terrorism against Jewish civilians will set back the Palestinian cause but advance Iran’s."