Ron DeSantis would not accept Gaza refugees, says he won’t ‘shake people down’ returning from Israel
Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s fall banquet. Photo via AP.

'If you look at how they behave, not all of them are Hamas, but they are all anti-semitic.'

Ron DeSantis drew some contrasts between his administration and the one in Washington regarding a thus far theoretical call to accept “refugees” from Gaza and the financing of Israeli evacuations.

“I don’t know what Joe Biden is going to do, but we cannot accept people from Gaza into this country as refugees. I am not going to do that,” DeSantis said, going on to claim they all hate Jews.

“If you look at how they behave, not all of them are Hamas, but they are all anti-semitic. None of them believe Israel’s right to exist. None of the Arab States are willing to take (them), you know, any of them, the Arab States should be taking them. If you have refugees, you don’t fly people and import them into the United States of America,” the Florida Governor and 2024 presidential candidate said Saturday at an event in Creston, Iowa hosted by the supportive Never Back Down super PAC.

DeSantis also lampooned the State Department urging Americans getting flown out of Israel to American soil seeking promissory notes, saying Florida runs “surpluses” and doesn’t have to do that with the state’s own evacuation flights.

“I don’t need to shake people down. This is a once in a lifetime event that happens. I want to get people to safety. I’m not going to demand they sign a promissory note,” DeSantis said.

His hope is that people land on American soil by Sunday, leaving Israel after the Sabbath concludes Saturday at Sunset.

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 14, 2023 at 10:42 am

    That is, there are few Palestinian donors and voters in the US.
    Plus a big dollop of hate.
    DeSScumtis is transparent.

    • Teresa

      October 14, 2023 at 3:26 pm


    • James Wilson

      October 14, 2023 at 3:30 pm

      F**k Palestinians. And anyone who supports them.

      • john smith

        October 18, 2023 at 5:25 am

        are you Palestinian ?

  • My Take

    October 14, 2023 at 11:00 am

    DeSScumtis’s campaining is basically barstool banter and bluster at a redneck bar or Legion Hall.

    • Kriss

      October 16, 2023 at 5:41 pm

      Sounds like you never amounted to anything other than a barstool drunk

  • Tom

    October 14, 2023 at 11:44 am

    I’ve never seen anyone go so hard on the ‘my way or the highway’ tough guy talk. He’s a small minded little twat with nothing to offer other than his personal ambition to become a dictator. I’ve just swapped my voter registration from unaffiliated to republican just to vote against him in the primaries then I’ll switch it right back.

    • Teresa

      October 14, 2023 at 3:28 pm

      Great idea Tom!

    • john smith

      October 18, 2023 at 5:36 am

      great idea, i like voting as often as i can

  • tom palmer

    October 14, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    why would someone from Gaza want to come to a place like Florida anyway?

    • My Take

      October 14, 2023 at 6:47 pm

      From Third Worldish government and dry.
      To Third Worĺdish government and wet.

    • john smith

      October 18, 2023 at 5:28 am

      i would welcome as many palestinians as we can get. they are homeless and since i’m a christian, i must help them.

  • Chris

    October 14, 2023 at 8:09 pm

    I think your doing the rt thing this country is so far out of Balance since BOZO BIDEN GOT PUT INTO OFFICE its nice to know DeSantis has Florida’s interests,
    Good job Governor DeSantis

    • john smith

      October 18, 2023 at 5:30 am

      yes good job mr. desantis, we need you here in iowa.

  • JIM

    October 14, 2023 at 10:24 pm

    The governor is right on target…These liberals are refusing to see what got our country in such a mess..Just read all the stupid things they say.

    • Kriss

      October 16, 2023 at 5:45 pm

      Nailed it

    • Kriss

      October 16, 2023 at 5:45 pm

      Nailed it

  • Sam MvGovern

    October 14, 2023 at 11:32 pm

    Agree 100% with Governor DeSantis

  • john smith

    October 18, 2023 at 5:34 am

    good thing desantis can read the future and knows what biden would do ahead of time

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