Biden’s October 18 Visit to Israel: An Opportunity to Change Policy on Iran

President Joe Biden arrived in Israel on Wednesday, October 18. The visit is the latest demonstration of staunch U.S. support for Israel as it seeks to eliminate the threat from Hamas, the terrorist group that carried out the horrific October 7 attack. But Hamas alone is not responsible for that attack; it would not have been possible without Iranian support. In addition to U.S. support for Israel’s operation in Gaza and defending Israel against spurious accusations of war crimes, like the recent hospital explosion in Gaza, President Biden should use his visit to Israel as an opportunity to announce a change in U.S. policy on Iran—away from accommodation and toward regime collapse.

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Jacob Olidort – Director of Research