Avraham Shama, an Israeli university professor and retired administrator who participated in the June 1967 War, says, “The war Gaza It could end today, if the president takes action Biden Correct procedures.
Among these measures, which Shama mentioned in an article published by the American newspaper The Hill, is that US President Joe Biden must immediately issue instructions to Israel to stop its bombing of Gaza, declare a ceasefire, and help it negotiate a peaceful solution with the Palestinians.
Biden can, and must, according to the writer, use the weapons and money that the United States provides to Israel as tools of persuasion, otherwise his hands will be stained with blood, and he supports strict Israeli methods in its response to the Hamas attack on the seventh of last October, which led to the death of… 1400 Israelis.
Schama added that Biden must stop what he described as fawning over Israel. He must know that urging restraint or saying “no” to Benjamin Netanyahu will be viewed as a “yes,” as has happened so far.
The writer says that Biden – despite his firm support for Israel – must do so now. Moreover, neither he nor the leaders of Western European countries such as Britain, France and Germany should allow themselves to be manipulated by Netanyahu’s demand that Israeli forces remain in Gaza after the end of the war as a guarantee of Israel’s security.
This is what the writer considered a “Machiavellian trick” to help Netanyahu remain in power despite the desire of most Israelis for his departure.
Shama hinted that agitation She was convinced that the attack of last October 7 was the only way to draw the attention of Israel and the world to the plight of the Palestinians and their need for self-determination.
The writer adds that if we judge by public opinion polls that show strong support for the Palestinians, and the fear of uncertainty that Hamas has sown among many Israelis and more than 200 prisoners still being held in Gaza, Hamas has succeeded, as he puts it.
He pointed out that the Western world should not become a partner with Israel by supporting or turning a blind eye to what it does in Gaza. Britain, France, Germany, and especially the Biden administration, must stop Israel’s brutal tactics in the Gaza Strip, because they crossed the line of “retaliation” long ago. They must make Tel Aviv declare a ceasefire and seek negotiations with the Palestinians.
The writer concluded that Israelis and Palestinians must realize that peace negotiations are the best path. Now the Gaza war may have provided the impetus for a new agreement. No one is more capable and willing to bring the Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table than Joe Biden.