Biden’s Ceasefire Push Partly for Credit, Says Israeli Ambassador

By Yoni Weiss

A large billboard thanking President Joe Biden for his support of Israel, above the Ayalon Highway in Ramat Gan, Oct. 11, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Part of the reason that President Joe Biden is pushing for a ceasefire and hostage deal between Israel and Hamas is his desire to gain credit if his efforts succeed, Israel’s Ambassador to the US Mike Herzog told Army Radio in an interview on Wednesday.

“Biden will see it as an achievement and will want to take credit. It’s not the main reason, but of course there is a political dimension to it,” Herzog said.

Herzog also acknowledged disputes between Washington and Yerushalayim regarding the Israel-Hamas war but asserted that overall relations are “strong.”

“Most of the things that we are dealing with are not disclosed to the public, but are very important,” he added.

Ahead of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress later this month, Herzog said, “The US public is deeply polarized – but during a war where we are fighting on all fronts, the relationship between us has meaning, and I believe that this is the message that will be conveyed here.”

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