Ron DeSantis likens Hamas attack on Israel to 9/11
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Ron DeSantis
'This is probably the worst attack Israel has faced since the Yom Kippur war in 1973.'

Ron DeSantis is equating Hamas attacks on Israel to the terror attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001.

“So this is the equivalent for Israel of probably what happened in the United States in September 11th. This is probably the worst attack Israel has faced since the Yom Kippur war in 1973. And certainly one of the greatest attacks in the history of the modern state of Israel. So we’re standing with them. It’s important that in America we all acknowledge and support their right to defend themselves,” DeSantis said Saturday in Iowa.

The Governor also chided President Joe Biden for not responding as quickly as DeSantis would have liked.

“He said that he was up at like 7 30 in the morning. But you know, this was happening late, late last night into the early morning and you know, President needs to be there answering the call when our top ally in the Middle East is under the gun and you can’t be sleeping on the job, you gotta get there, you gotta do it. And then you got to engage and I think that so we need to see leadership here,” DeSantis said.

The Governor also talked to to an Israeli governmental official in the wake of Saturday’s shocking terror attack from Hamas.

According to the Executive Office of the Governor, Ron DeSantis spoke with Consul General Maor Elbez-Starinsky in between campaign stops in Iowa Saturday.

The Governor’s call comes after a series of strong statements defending the Israeli position.

“Israel is now under attack. I stand with Israel. America stands with Israel,” DeSantis said in Ankeny.

“Not only do they have a right to defend themselves. They have a duty to defend themselves against these Iranian backed Hamas terrorists. Iran has helped fund this war against Israel and Joe Biden’s policies that have gone easy on Iran has helped to fill their coffers. Israel is now paying the price for those policies. We’re going to stand with the state of Israel. They need to root out Hamas and we need to stand up to Iran,” he added.

The Governor made similar statements ahead of the rally.

“The dastardly terrorist attacks perpetrated against innocent Israeli civilians by Iran-backed terror group Hamas deserve a swift and lethal response. Israel not only has the right to defend itself against these attacks, it has a duty to respond with overwhelming force. I stand with Israel. America must stand with Israel,” he said.

“Iran has helped fund this war against Israel and Joe Biden’s policies that have gone easy on Iran has helped to fill their coffers. Israel is now paying the price for those policies. We’re going to stand with the state of Israel. They need to root out Hamas and we need to stand up to Iran,” he added in a video statement.

DeSantis was in Israel earlier this year, when he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of a worldwide trip just before the Florida Governor officially announced his presidential campaign.

That was his second trip to the country as Governor.

Back in 2019, DeSantis called the Israeli Prime Minister, whose leadership position was in flux given coalition challenges at the time, “a great friend of Florida” and “a model of strong leadership for Israel throughout the course of his tenure in public service.”

He also weighed in on the ongoing conflict with Palestinians, questioning whether they actually wanted their own state.

“The one constant throughout the modern history of the Middle East and the State of Israel is that Palestinian Arabs always wanted to get rid of the Jewish state more than they wanted their own state,” the Governor said.

“I don’t think that’s really changed. I think there has been a lot of effort for peace — and they’ve been rejected,” DeSantis added. “If you do not respect Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, you are the impediment to peace.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • My Take

    October 7, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    This braying çlown never loses an opportunity to be a look-a
    t-me loudmouth.

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      October 7, 2023 at 3:14 pm

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  • My Take

    October 7, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Bibi Naziyahoo.
    Who else could have made Sharon look like a moderate ?

  • Earl Pitts "Earl's His Name Politics Is His Game" American Super-Man

    October 7, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    Its great that the next POTUS is reaching out to our Allies overseas to let them know the awkward years of the Jew-Hateing 8iden Sadministration are numbered and American Patriots will soon be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with our Allies once again and not stab them in the back like the 8iden Sadmimistration and each and every Demoncrat voting Jew in the USA have done to The Nation of Isreal.
    Thank you America,

    • Ocean Joe

      October 7, 2023 at 3:26 pm

      While he undercuts the Ukrainians whom we pledged to support in exchange for giving up the 3rd largest nuclear weapons stockpile in Europe, and who are facing off against a world power, not a ragtag bunch of sandfolk.

      Israel has sabotaged the chance for a two state solution by permitting settlements all over areas designated for the Palestinians, choosing eternal war over peace by seeking to completely dominate Palestinians instead of allowing them to create a viable state. Many of those settlers are Orthodox who refuse to serve in the Israeli military despite causing all the trouble by pitting their belief in a greater Israel against the equally idiotic religious beliefs of their opponents. The US has given Israel a blank check, and is committed to eternal warfare as well. As military tactics and weapons change, a defensive fortress is no longer safe.

      Ultimately all of these eruptions are followed by an Israeli crackdown which makes things worse than before. Back home we see folks on the right trying to force religion into our own government, ignorant of the trouble it always brings.

      I support the right of Israel to exist, as a refuge from anti-semitism, as a response to the Holocaust, but as the Palestinians areas are pilfered away either by purchase or land grab, one has to ask if American pressure for peace and resistance to the settlements might have been a better investment for all of us than a blank check.

      • Rick Whitaker

        October 7, 2023 at 7:11 pm

        ocean joe, good comment i agree with 99% of it. i fear this conflict will siphon off funds from ukraine. i don’t think we should send a dime to occupied palestine (israel ) naziyahoo is to blame with his aggressive land grabs and cruelty toward the palestinians rich american zionist can send boat loads of money to help their zionist brethren in the so-called holy land.

    • Rick Whitaker

      October 7, 2023 at 6:59 pm

      another inane comment froman inane fool

  • My Take

    October 7, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    As much like our invasion of Iraq based on lies and other existing grievances.

  • Ron DeGenerate

    October 7, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    Ron DeGenerate is another Christian cuckold lobbying for Israeli support. Sorry, Nazi.

  • My Take

    October 7, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    Israel will use US jets and bombs to flatten Gaza again.
    We are providing plenty of help already.

  • My Take

    October 7, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    Among Jewish voters, will DeSSlantis’s simpering for Israel negate his sympathy for neo-Nazis?

  • Rick Whitaker

    October 7, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    desantis will kiss any ass he can to get votes. he said biden is giving money to iran, what a joke. desantis’ go to card is lying, just like his daddy trump.

  • My Take

    October 7, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    Israeli intelligence had to know.
    Ignoring everything else, how do you move and set up 2300 rockets without being noticed?
    Maybe the only surprise was the scale.

  • Nebraska Granny

    October 7, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    You people are sick! You hate DeSantis, you hate Trump, you hate Biden, you hate Israel, you hate Jews, and you love Nazis??? Yet all the while innocent men, women and children have been slaughtered, women and even children have been brutally raped and kidnapped, and yet another war has erupted, and you utter not one word of sympathy or serious discussion about what is going on? Shame on you! Grown men. Where is your humanity? Grow up!

    • My Take

      October 8, 2023 at 1:27 pm

      All US neoNazis and Klansmen vote Republican now, and have for a good while. Antisemitism is a long GOP tradition. Hate underpins today’s GOP. You invited droves of haters in as civil rights were advancing (1960s and later) and now they have taken over.

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