Ron DeSantis says Israelis are ‘very disenchanted’ with current government

PBD Ron DeSantis
'I think they view it as having been a big problem that this happened.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis is weighing in on the situation in Israel again, suggesting that there is a level of disquiet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of the Hamas attacks Oct. 7.

The Governor said on the PBD Podcast that despite having “the best security in the world,” that wasn’t enough to stop the “massive attack on their civilian population.”

“My sense is in Israel is that the public is very disenchanted with the government. I think they view it as having been a big problem that this happened,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis was also pressed to respond to the host’s contention that Netanyahu believes that Israel has a “get out of free” card with America when the country responds to terror attacks.

“I don’t think it’s a question of America, ‘Get out of jail free.’ I think, honestly, they’re going to do what they’re going to do,” DeSantis said.

The Governor doesn’t believe that Netanyahu “manipulating America” drives its supportive response, so much as the American “affinity for Israel” which is “more in our Christian community than anything just based on, on the history of the Judeo-Christian tradition and how it’s informed this country.”

“I think it is unique in terms of the affinity that our country has for Israel because of the biblical history and people’s adherence to the Judeo-Christian tradition,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis was responding to a widely circulated quote from the Likud leader, which host Patrick Bet-David shared with DeSantis.

“America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction,” Netanyahu said. “They won’t get in their way.”

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


  • Joe

    October 30, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    There goes Tiny D again, showing off his freshman-level grasp of foreign policy on a partisan podcast in some guy’s basement.

  • University of North Florida

    October 30, 2023 at 4:14 pm


  • D My Take

    October 30, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Widely attributed to Ariel Sharon, but who knows:

    “Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”

    • MH/Duuuval

      October 30, 2023 at 10:20 pm

      Thadt’s AIPAC bragging.

  • D My Take

    October 30, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Benito Naziyahoo is going to use the massive bloodshed somehow to escape his indictments, and probably to attain his weakening of Israeli courts. Trump may be paying attention.

  • D My Take

    October 30, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    Much of Florida is very disenchanted with its government.

  • PeterH

    October 30, 2023 at 11:42 pm

    Yet Rick Scott and Marco Rubio insist on building a $3 trillion dollar wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for!!!???!!

  • WhatNow

    October 31, 2023 at 2:42 am

    This guys feels compelled to verbalize every thought he has on every subject imaginable yet totally useless if not entirely irrelevant to voters? How come he doesn’t keep us all “updated” on his daily bowel habits, I wonder… or which gender-labeled bathroom HE uses, for that matter… 😉

    • MH/Duuuval

      October 31, 2023 at 5:33 am

      More importantly, does he leave the toilet seat up?

  • My Take

    November 10, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Whose head on a pike could better facilitate a path to peace? Who is really the bigger impediment? Who is more cause and who is more effeçt?
    The top man in Hamas?
    Or Netanyahu?

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