| 2 December 2023, Saturday |

Will Biden’s visit to Israel and the region serve as a guidepost for the war’s course?

US President Joe Biden arrived on Wednesday in Israel, watching the scene from his plane as it passes through the atmosphere of the ongoing fighting between the “Israeli army” and the “Hamas movement,” which has spread beyond the Gaza Strip and its envelope to affect all parts of the “Zionist entity,” and is now threatening the heart of the military and governmental institutions all the way. After “Tel Aviv” was hit by “Hamas” rockets that pierced the cover that the entity still believed protected, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken participated not only around the round table, but also in descending down to the shelters.

Despite the heat of the scene on more than one front, particularly the northern part of occupied Palestine, matters will remain dependent on the visit of US President Biden and the position that he will take at its conclusion, despite the fact that US battleships and destroyers have preceded him with large numbers of elite forces in the US Army and Commander of Central Command.

What is notable about President Biden’s visit is that it is a positive point in favor of Benjamin Netanyahu, who had been unable to secure any date to visit the White House due to the US President’s position on the current Israeli government, which Biden described as “one of the most extreme governments in the history of Israel,” and what exacerbated this. The divergence of the judicial reform plan, as well as its refusal to respond to the request to restore ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, dictated the end of this course via Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s proposal.

What happened on October 7 and the military developments that accompanied it, as well as the devastating, catastrophic results, particularly on the Gaza Strip – people, stones, and life and economic components – did not deter the Hamas movement, like Israel, from responding to the Arab and US movements, which intensified with Israel’s refusal to allow Arab aid into the Strip.

Away from the battlefield, the source believes that US and European military mobilizations are intended not only to support Israel in its fight against Hamas, but also to support Iran, which confirmed its moral support for “Hamas” through Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, but then changed its position in response to what was reported. In his speech to the official “IRNA” news agency, he suggested that the resistance could take a preventive and proactive stance in the next hours, noting that all options are brought to the table and that they cannot be indifferent to “the war crimes committed against the people of Gaza.”

Abdollahian’s statements coincided with those of Khaled Meshal, the leader of the “Hamas” movement, who aroused debate regarding the veracity of his posture toward “Hezbollah” when he complimented the party secretary general for what it had done. Is the axis urged by this declaration to participate completely and unambiguously in the struggle to combat the Israeli army? Will Biden’s visit be the compass that directs the direction of these events, either an all-out war including all participants, or another path that spares the region the carnage that Lebanon and Syria may suffer?!

  • Sawt Beirut International