President, a “devout Catholic”, has taken many actions that would not seem to support his self-acclamation. Recently, he has insulted Israel. Any Christian, this should include Biden, knows that Christianity came from Judaism. Judaism is often called the “mother of Christianity”. A bit of history should be known. In Roman times, and up to the modern era, Israel was known as Palestine. This name was an insult to them, as it invoked the memories of the hated Israelite enemies, the Philistines; the enemy who Samson fought and King David finally defeated. Today, the name represents the enemies of Israel.
However, according to NEWSMAX, In a partial reversal of the Trump administration's closure of the United States embassy that served the Palestinians in East Jerusalem, President Joe Biden decided to open the U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs (OPA) in the city. The dramatic and symbolic move by the Biden administration is aimed at reassuring Palestinians that the U.S. is committed to their cause and to strengthening ties.
The new diplomatic mission, referred to as OPA, will not be a formal embassy by itself, but rather remain under the auspices of the embassy that former President Donald Trump moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
However, according to the State Department, the upgraded office will now report "on substantive matters" directly to the State Department's Near Eastern Affairs Bureau in Washington, instead of U.S. ambassador to Israel – as had been the case for the past three years.
"The new OPA reporting structure is designed to strengthen our diplomatic and public diplomacy engagement," added a statement from the State Department.
The move is part of a series of steps the Biden administration has taken recently to amend the fractured U.S. ties with the Palestinians. Ahead of Biden's expected trip to the region, the U.S. announced that Hady Amr will serve as a special envoy to the Palestinians. Amr's former title was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs.
Israeli media outlets reported that these measures come as the administration is not inclined to re-open the Palestinian Consulate in East Jerusalem, despite earlier promises by President Biden. But in a phone call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the U.S. is still committed to the matter. The Israeli government vehemently opposes reopening of the Jerusalem consulate. A decision to follow through on Biden's pledge could further undermine the already unstable Israeli coalition of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.
Under Trump, the U.S. cut hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid to the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Trump has also shut down the Palestine Liberation Organization's office in Washington D.C., which served as a de-facto embassy for Palestinians.
Such steps were part of the former president's strategy to remove incentives while Palestinians refused to engage in talks with Israel, as well as ensure that funds were not spent against U.S. interests. Israel's former Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon told Fox News, that "the Biden administration is reverting to past failed practices."
Jay Sekulow, of the American Center for Law and Justice, writes;
Israel is being absolutely devastated on multiple fronts.
The enemy's goal is the utter destruction of the Jewish state. President Biden is actively betraying Israel. As the head of the Palestinian Authority (PA) PROMISED renewed rocket attacks "any day" on our ally, President Biden opened a brand-new Office of PA Affairs to capitulate to the terrorists. The Israeli people will suffer the most as terrorists renew their deadly rocket attacks. We're already fighting in federal court to defend Israel's interests in multiple lawfare cases brought by Palestinian terrorist-supporting plaintiffs that were inspired by the radical Left's complete betrayal of our ally. In fact, one plaintiff filed an actual motion in federal court to "Designate Israel as an Apartheid State." We quickly defeated this absurd and dangerous motion – an abuse of the federal court system to wage lawfare on Israel – but our cases are moving to the next stage.
We also filed a FOIA against the Biden Administration over Biden's terrorist capitulation office. The Biden Deep State JUST failed to respond by the deadline. Now we're preparing to file a lawsuit against Biden and his betrayal of Israel.
As President Biden is willfully ignoring the law, betraying Israel, incentivizing terrorists, and misusing tax dollars, we URGENTLY need you to fight back with us as we go to court.
The Palestinians have an ingoing problem with Israel, since 1948 when the State of Israel was declared after the end of the civil war, which was raging for six months in Palestine after the vote by the United Nations to partition Palestine between Palestinian Jews and Arabs. However, the United States of America has been a pro-Zion nation for over a century, as we have always supported a Jewish homeland. This stance has caused tension between the US and the Palestinians, but Bidens actions seem only to add fuel to the fire. It is difficult to determine if he is following our pro-Zion position or, as reported, supporting the geo-political, sometimes terroristic, cause of the Palestinians.