In a wide-raging interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the US Ambassador to Israel, Thomas Nides said, “We do not support settlement growth. Period. I work every day behind the scenes, with the Israelis, to try and eliminate, slow down or avoid that.”
He added, “[Israel] is a sovereign country. We can’t dictate to them what they can or can’t do, but I can put as much pressure as I can to make sure they understand our position.”
Nides does not support Jews living in Judea and Samaria. He is a strong advocate for the ‘two-state solution” which calls for the creation of a militarized Palestinian State inside the borders of Israel that has been ethnically cleansed of Jews with its exclusively Muslim capital in Jerusalem.
“We are under no illusions here that I will be standing in the Rose Garden [at the White House] receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for getting the two-state solution, but it’s important that we create the conditions on the ground for a two-state solution,” Nides said. “And that includes helping the Palestinian people.”
A ruler who listens to lies, All his ministers will be wicked. Proverbs 29:12 (The Israel BibleTM)
For this reason, the Biden administration supports the left-wing Israeli interim Prime Minister Yair Lapid for his “his brave comments on the importance of the two-state solution” at the United Nations General Assembly. Lapid was heavily criticized by Israelis for his statements. He has also been criticized for accepting a US-brokered deal with Lebanon concerning the Karish gas field. Critics, like opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu and former Ambassador David Friedman, claim it was capitulation that would empower Hezbollah.