On October 26, 2023, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a nonbinding resolution for an immediate “humanitarian truce,” with more than 120 countries calling for a ceasefire. Those who did not vote in favor of the resolution included the United States and Israel.
During his second trip to Israel on November 3, Secretary of State Antony Blinken rebuffed Arab states’ push for immediate ceasefire in the region, stating that: “a ceasefire now would simply leave Hamas in place, able to regroup and repeat what it did on Oct. 7.
“No nation, none of us would accept that … So it is important to reaffirm Israel’s right and its obligation to defend itself.”
On “The Angle,” Ingraham doubled down on the idea that negotiating with terrorists is never the way to go.
“You don’t give them an inch because they’ll take a mile,” she said. “In the case of Hamas, we know they’ll use a lull in the fighting to burrow in, resupply and stoke more anti-Israel sentiment worldwide.
“To survive. Hamas needs a break in the action. They know it and Hezbollah knows it. Now, remember, their goal is to destroy Israel, period.”
On Friday Blinken did, however, continue to call for a “humanitarian pause” in order for aid to reach civilians in Gaza.
In relation to that decision, Ingraham added that: “anonymous administration officials told CNN that in conversations with Netanyahu, Biden has warned that Israel will be judged harshly by the international community if it doesn’t take steps to significantly ease humanitarian suffering and minimize Palestinian civilian deaths.
“Now, this is what you have to understand. Biden’s team is leaking these details because they know that they’re losing political support at home from his pro-Palestinian voters…”
Ingraham added: “They have a plan for Biden’s reelection. And they do just whatever they think is going to help with that. The White House knows the hard left hates Israel and they’re afraid that the war is going to hurt them politically.”