Oba­ma vs. Biden: How the pres­i­dents han­dled quar­rel­ing with Netanyahu

Obama vs. Biden: How the presidents handled quarreling with Netanyahu

As Pres­i­dent Joe Biden grap­ples with how to approach America’s rela­tion­ship with Israel amid the Israel-Hamas war, for­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma dealt with anoth­er cri­sis in the Mid­dle East in a much dif­fer­ent way than Biden has. 
When Biden was Obama’s vice pres­i­dent, Oba­ma had a much dif­fer­ent rela­tion­ship with Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Netanyahu than Biden, which may explain how the two pres­i­dents have han­dled the Israeli-Pales­tin­ian cri­sis in dif­fer­ent ways. 
Obama’s cau­tious approach 
In 2014, Oba­ma dealt with an intense Israeli-Pales­tin­ian fight. In 2014, Israel launched a mil­i­tary oper­a­tion into Gaza after Hamas kid­napped and tor­tured three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank. What result­ed was a bat­tle between Pales­tin­ian rock­ets and Israeli airstrikes that last­ed a month and a half, the dead­liest fight­ing the two sides had in decades. 
The Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion defend­ed Israel’s right to car­ry airstrikes to …