It is common news that Joe Biden is furious that the Netanyahu government announced plans to build 1600 new apartments in East Jerusalem (Palestinian territory) while on a state visit to promote peace. Biden publicly condemned the plans, but was apparently even more irate behind closed doors, berating the ultra right Netanyahu. Via politico:
People who heard what Biden said were stunned. “This is starting to
get dangerous for us,” Biden castigated his interlocutors. “What you’re
doing here undermines the security of our troops who are fighting in
Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. That endangers us and it endangers
The vice president told his Israeli hosts that since many people in
the Muslim world perceived a connection between Israel’s actions and US
policy, any decision about construction that undermines Palestinian
rights in East Jerusalem could have an impact on the personal safety of
American troops fighting against Islamic terrorism.
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