Ex-US diplomats advise Biden administration to cease providing arms to Israel extremist government

Daniel C. Kurtzer, who was the ambassador from 2001 to 2005, under President George W. Bush [Twitter]

Former American diplomats have advised the administration of President Joe Biden to no longer provide offensive weapons or military assistance to Israel's incoming government, arguing that it contains more extremist elements which further threaten the situation in the Occupied West Bank. In an opinion article published in The Washington Post today, the former US ambassador to Israel, Daniel Kurtzer, and former US State Department negotiator, Aaron David Miller, stated that, while Washington should continue to support Tel Aviv's "legitimate security needs", it should oppose efforts to change the status of the West Bank, Al-Aqsa compound and illegal settlement outposts. Following the victory of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, at the general election early this month, he is serving his sixth term […] Source

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