Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir has told the United States to mind its own business regarding Israeli genocide against the Palestinians. On Jan. 2, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller issued a statement denouncing recent comments by both Ben-Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich calling for the “voluntary” displacement of 90% of the population of Gaza to other countries. “This rhetoric is inflammatory and irresponsible. We have been told repeatedly and consistently by the government of Israel, including by the Prime Minister, that such statements do not reflect the policy of the Israeli government. They should stop immediately,” Miller said.
Ben-Gvir responded by doubling down on his earlier comments. “I greatly appreciate the U.S.A., but with all due respect … we will do what is good for the state of Israel,” he said.