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U.S. Blocks U.N. Resolution on Israel-Palestine as Biden Asserts Israel’s “Right to Defend Itself”

HeadlineMay 13, 2021

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden said Israel had a right to defend itself, while Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin reiterated “ironclad” U.S. support for Israel. The U.S. provides $3.8 billion in annual military funding to Israel. This is Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken: “We strongly condemn the rocket attacks coming out of Gaza that are targeting innocent Israeli civilians. And Israel has a right to defend itself. Palestinians have a right to live in safety and security.”

At the United Nations, the United States has blocked the Security Council from issuing a resolution about the crisis.

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