This comes amidst the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Levin argued that the Trump administration had set the Middle East on a trajectory towards peace, a course that was disrupted when Biden assumed office.
Levin stated, "Joe Biden blew up the Middle East. And it really is about time we start to focus on this administration. Iran was going broke. They were on their back. The people were rising up.
Hamas got no funding out of UNRRA at the U.N., which is really another front group because Donald Trump cut it off." He further noted that the Palestinian Liberation Organization, established by Arafat, had its funding severed by Trump.
This, according to Levin, led to five Arab/Muslim nations reaching out to Israel via the United States for a peace agreement, with Saudi Arabia being next in line.
Levin expressed his frustration with the Biden administration's approach to the Middle East, particularly its continued funding of Iran, Hamas, and the PLO. He accused the administration of undermining Israel and questioned its concern for civilian lives in the region.
Levin's criticism extended to the Democratic Party, which he accused of being divided on the issue of antisemitism. He stated, "Two votes now in a period of a week or so on whether or not they oppose antisemitism.
Half of the Democrats yesterday voted against that resolution because if you're anti-Zionism, they say, can you be antisemitic?" He further argued that the Democratic Party, the media, and the Biden administration cannot ignore the rising tensions in the Middle East and on college campuses.
Last week, Senator Tim Scott and 24 other GOP senators requested a classified assessment of the Biden administration's plan to "deter" Iranian aggression and prevent further conflict in the Middle East.
The senators, led by Scott, wrote a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. This came in response to the Biden administration's decision to issue a waiver, allowing Iran access to approximately $10 billion.
In their letter, the senators argued that the Biden administration lacks a "cohesive Iran strategy." They highlighted the increase in attacks on U.S. personnel in the region by Iranian proxies.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria have conducted more than 75 attacks against U.S. personnel since October 7.
The senators wrote, "United States forces have responded only three times. However, at the same time, your administration has inadvisably taken steps to unlock tens of billions of dollars for Iran to fund additional terrorist activities that directly threaten American lives."