Establishing a Palestinian State is the “Best Way” to Resolve the Conflict with Israel: Biden
September 22, 2021
US Vice President Joe Biden stated that establishing a sovereign and democratic Palestinian state is the “best way” to ensure Israel’s future.
“We must seek a future of greater peace and security for all Middle Eastern people,” Biden said in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly.The United States’ commitment to Israel’s security is unquestionable, and our support for an independent Jewish state is unequivocal.
But I continue to believe that a two-state solution is the best way to ensure Israel’s future as a Jewish democratic state, living in peace alongside a viable, sovereign and democratic Palestinian state.
In his speech, Biden outlined a new era of fierce competition without a new Cold War, promising military restraint and a strong fight against climate change.According to Biden, the US will assist in resolving crises ranging from Iran to the Korean Peninsula to Ethiopia.
The world is entering a “decisive decade,” according to Biden, in which leaders must collaborate to combat a raging coronavirus pandemic, global climate change, and cyber threats. He stated that the United States will double its financial commitment to climate aid and spend $10 billion to combat hunger.Biden never said the words “China” or “Beijing,” but he made numerous implicit references to America’s increasingly powerful authoritarian rival throughout his speech, as the two countries clash in the Indo-Pacific and on trade and human rights issues.
He stated that the United States will compete vigorously, both economically and in terms of pushing democratic systems and the rule of law.We will defend our allies and friends and oppose attempts by stronger countries to dominate weaker ones, whether through force, economic coercion, technological exploitation, or disinformation. But we are not looking for a new Cold War or a world divided into rigid blocs, I repeat, we are not looking for a new Cold War or a world divided into rigid blocs.
Biden came to the UN facing criticism at home and abroad for a chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan that left some Americans and Afghan allies still in that country and struggling to get out.