(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- It appears the Biden administration may be trying to stop former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from returning to power and has named one possible Netanyahu ally as “a huge problem for us.”
According to Israel Hayom, an official in the Biden administration said that there is concern in Washington that Knesset member Itamar Ben-Gvir, the leader of the rightwing Otzma Yehudit party, could potentially become a minister in a possible Netanyahu government should the former PM return to power.
The official said Ben-Gvir “would be a huge problem for us,” adding that he is not someone the Biden administration wants “to see as part of the government.” While the US has not discussed the issue with Netanyahu as yet, the administration is hoping he is smart enough to under the “consequences” of placing Ben-Gvir in government, the official explained.
After the story broke, Otzma Yehudit blasted Israel’s current Prime Minister Yair Lapid, suggesting that he invited the Biden administration to interfere with Israeli politics. The party accused Lapid of “destroying Israel’s foreign relations” and ceding its sovereignty to the United States “to serve his own political ends.”
This certainly wouldn’t be the first time a US administration interfered with Israel’s elections. During the Obama administration, opposition to Netanyahu was just as fierce. And since most of the people that populate the Biden administration are former Obama people, it isn’t surprising that this trend continues.
During Obama’s second term, an investigation by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs reported that before the 2015 Israeli elections, the Obama State Department awarded grants amounting to $349,276 to One Voice’s Israeli and Palestinian branches to build a database and recruit for the group V15. V15 then used the infrastructure One Voice created with those grants to try and defeat Netanyahu in the 2015 election.
Foreign election interference is okay when Democrat administrations do it.