US President Joe Biden has promised that the US will not back down "from the challenge of Putin and Hamas."
In an opinion piece on the Washington Post, Biden explained that, "Today, the world faces an inflection point, where the choices we make — including in the crises in Europe and the Middle East — will determine the direction of our future for generations to come."
In his article, Biden questions what the world will look like when the conflicts currently ongoing have reached their conclusions, asking whether Hamas will be allowed to carry out its evil, and whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will be held to account.
Comparing the Russian President to the Hamas terror group, he noted, "Both Putin and Hamas are fighting to wipe a neighboring democracy off the map. ... America cannot, and will not, let that happen. For our own national security interests — and for the good of the entire world."
In his opinion, the US plays an essential role, supporting its allies in their quest for "a brighter, more peaceful future."
"The world looks to us to solve the problems of our time. That is the duty of leadership, and America will lead," he stressed.
Biden added that throughout history, Middle East conflicts have had consequences reverberating throughout the globe.
"We stand firmly with the Israeli people as they defend themselves against the murderous nihilism of Hamas."
Acknowledging that Hamas "promised that it will relentlessly try to repeat Oct. 7. It has said very clearly that it will not stop," Biden also said that, "The Palestinian people deserve a state of their own and a future free from Hamas."
"Our goal should not be simply to stop the war for today — it should be to end the war forever," he stressed, though he insisted that a two state solution is the "only" way to ensure peace and security for Israelis and "Palestinian" people.
In his vision, Gaza "must never again be used as a platform for terrorism," but it should be ruled "under a single governance structure, ultimately under a revitalized Palestinian Authority, as we all work toward a two-state solution."