Former Trump-era adviser Aryeh Lightstone has called for the resignation of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer after what he deems a lackluster response to the recent terrorist attacks on Israel. Lightstone, who hosted Whitmer during her visit to Israel, expresses disappointment in her initial comments that failed to mention Israel directly.
Lightstone labels Whitmer’s response as “fraudulent” and lacking leadership, asserting that her resignation is necessary. The former adviser, known for his work on strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship and his involvement with the Abraham Accords, believes that Whitmer’s failure to explicitly support Israel in her initial remarks undermines the severity of the situation.
Governor Whitmer faced pushback for her initial comments and later issued a post expressing her support for Israel. Although the additional statement may have sought to assuage critics, Lightstone argues that it does little to erase the initial omission. He emphasizes the urgency of the current situation in Israel, stating it to be the worst day in the nation’s history.
Rejecting claims of division within Israel, Lightstone highlights the unity of the country amidst these trying times. He vehemently denies any moral equivalence between the sides involved, asserting that one side is composed of “animals” while the other embodies democracy.
Lightstone concludes by affirming the strong support for Israel among the people of the United States. As tension in the Middle East escalates, the former adviser urges leaders to prioritize the well-being and security of the Israeli people.
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