The Israeli Prime Minister tore into anti-Israeli demonstrators at US colleges accusing them of ‘moral depravity’, and vowed to pursue the war in Gaza for ‘however long it takes’.
But he insisted there would be no ceasefire after the Hamas terror attack on October 7 that killed more than 1,400 Israelis and saw hundreds more taken hostage.
‘A ceasefire with Hamas means surrender to Hamas and surrender to terror,’ he added.
President Joe Biden said there were no hopes at all for a ceasefire in Gaza as he left the White House for a trip to Illinois on Thursday
The fighting continued in Gaza today as the Palestinian death toll approached 11,000
‘We’re going to continue until we eradicate Hamas and nothing will stop that.’
Biden was equally dismissive of the chances for a ceasefire, insisting there was ‘no possibility, none’ as he left the White House for Illinois earlier today.
But the White House revealed on Thursday that Israel agreed to open a second corridor for civilians to flee northern Gaza – along the territory´s coastal road – joining the first that has been in place along its main north-south highway.
A series of daily four-hour humanitarian pauses in its assault on Hamas in northern Gaza will take effect as part of an effort to get hostages out.
And Netanyahu hinted that freeing the 239 hostages seized by Hamas could make a difference.
‘There won’t be a ceasefire without the release of the Israeli hostages, that’s not going to happen,’ he said.
Indirect talks were taking place in Qatar – which also played a role in the freeing of four hostages by Hamas last month – about a larger release of hostages.
CIA Director William Burns was in Doha on Thursday to discuss efforts to win the release of hostages in Gaza with the Qatari prime minister and the head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed calls for a ceasefire and vowed to pursue the war in Gaza for ‘however long it takes’ as he slammed western protests
The Israeli Defense Force claimed to have found a rocket and drone production site next to a child’s bedroom in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood of northern Gaza
Amal al-Robayaa’s children eating their meals amid the ruins of the family home destroyed in an Israeli strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip
Palestinians continue to flee the epicenter of the fighting in northern Gaza for the relative safety of the south
The Israeli government has agreed to White House demands for a second humanitarian corridor from the north of Gaza to the south
But the Israeli PM insisted Hamas would be destroyed before the war ends with a Gaza ‘demilitarized and deradicalized’.
And he praised Congress for voting to censure Michigan Rep Rashida Tlaib over her repeated calls for a free Palestine ‘from the river to the sea’.
She also accused Biden of supporting ‘genocide’ in Gaza and ‘complicity’ in the deaths of children in the Middle East.
‘From the river to the sea means there’s no Israel, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean, which is a tiny area, by the way, that encompasses Israel, there is no Israel,’ Netanyahu responded.
‘And so what this congresswoman is calling for is genocide, the elimination of the Jewish state, the one and only Jewish state of the Jewish people.’
‘I very much appreciate the support that President Biden has shown and frankly the American people have shown and Congress has shown on both sides of the aisle, it’s very important.’
The Israeli PM accused Democratic Rep Rashida Tlaib of calling for the ‘genocide’ of the Jewish people
On Tuesday the Israeli president Isaac Herzog sent a letter to the presidents of 700 US universities and colleges, calling for action against rising antisemitism on their campuses.
Rights groups have warned that Jewish and Israeli students are facing abuse on campuses, where left-leaning student groups and professors often side with the Palestinians and rail against Israeli oppression.
Netanyahu echoed the call as he denounced protests against the war in Gaza and insisted Israel was fighting on behalf of the ‘entire civilized world’.
‘They’re lining up with Isis, with al Qaeda, with these baby murderers, these rapists, these head-choppers.
‘We have to protect our future and can our world survive if people go with such moral confusion and moral depravity.
‘It’s an indictment of higher education in the West when highly educated people cannot distinguish between right and wrong, and between good and evil.
‘Hamas is evil and we have to defeat evil, not protest and demonstrate on behalf of evil.’
Netanyahu was scathing about the anti-Israel protests seen on US campuses, telling Fox News ‘It’s an indictment of higher education in the West when highly educated people cannot distinguish between right and wrong, and between good and evil’
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