‘Go Straight To Hell’: Joe Scarborough Rants Against Netanyahu And His Backers Over Gaza ‘False Choice’


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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough ranted against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday morning, accusing Netanyahu of presenting “false choices.”

Netanyahu has defied President Joe Biden by authorizing Israeli forces to carry out ground operations in Rafah to target Hamas, the radical Islamic terrorist group that carried out a deadly terrorist attack on multiple locations in southern Israel Oct. 7, killing over 1,200 people and taking over 200 hostages. Scarborough compared the Israeli leader to former President Donald Trump, saying that the two men present others with “false choices” and “twisted” reality. (RELATED: ‘Can’t Take My Vote For Granted’: Longtime-Dem Alan Dershowitz Expands On Why He Might Not Pull Lever For Biden)

“He presents a false choice to the world and more importantly, geopolitically, he presents a false choice to America and America’s leaders, and it is this – he says, you can have a secure Israel, but you cannot have at the same time a Palestinian people who have safety, dignity and security,” Scarborough said. “His twisted reality that has kept him in power for a long time in Israel and led us to where we are now is a twisted reality where he says, you can only have a secure Israel if you have Palestinian people that are beaten down, downtrodden, subjugated and suffering. Only if they’re second-class citizens. So Benjamin Netanyahu, this has been his approach, because his dream has been – his dream has been an Israel from the river to the sea.”


“You know, Israelis rightly, Israelis rightly are offended, when people talked about the need for a Palestine that’s from the river to the sea, because it’s talking about wiping out Israel. Well, the shoe’s on the other foot here,” Scarborough continued. “Because this is Benjamin Netanyahu’s vision, to push Palestinians out and have Israelis from the river to the sea, and he presents the United States a false choice: You either support my twisted vision of what I’m doing in Gaza and what I’ve been doing in the West Bank now for over a decade, robbing Palestinians of their homes, allowing religious extremists to set up illegal settlements, running roughshod over all Palestinian rights in the West Bank, because it helps Benjamin Netanyahu politically with those religious extremists, either do that or you’re not a true defender of Israel.”

The Biden administration abstained in the U.N. Security Council, allowing a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza to pass March 25. Biden has become increasingly critical of Israel’s operations, particularly since Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan called on voters in the Democratic primary to vote for an uncommitted slate of delegates in protest of Biden’s support for Israel.

“We Americans, we have a choice, too, and our choice is not defined by what Benjamin Netanyahu says our choice is,” Scarborough said. “Our choice is to say, we will continue to support Israel, but we’re not going to continue to support the systematic killing of civilians, and if you want our support, you’re going to need to do this, this and this. Anybody that says after what we’ve seen, Willie, over the past couple months, anybody who says that that’s anti-Israeli, they can go straight to hell, because they’re dead wrong.”

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