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Twice as Many Israelis Died in One Month of Biden as in One Year of Trump

Each year that Trump was in office, fewer people in Israel were killed by terrorists while every year that Biden has been in office, the number of people killed by terrorists has increased.

2023 looks on track to be the deadliest year in Israel since 2015, under Obama, and the bloodshed is an eightfold increase in Israeli deaths since Trump’s last year in office.

The Biden administration restored Obama’s old policies and doubled down on them. And the death toll in Israel looks the way that it did under Obama. Under Biden, Israelis are dying at similar rates to the way that they did under Obama, but not at all as they did under Trump.

The foreign policy establishment claims that the Trump administration’s foreign policy toward Israel was a failure. And yet during Trump’s last year in office, when all the pro-Israel policies had been implemented, the fewest Israelis were killed in at least a generation.

In one of the least reported events in the region, the violence had all but ended with only three Israeli deaths in 2020. By contrast under Biden, 7 Israelis were killed in just January 2023.

Twice as many Israelis died in one month of Biden than in one year of Trump.

What was the secret to peace that had eluded every previous administration? Simple. The Trump administration stopped funding terrorists. And the terrorists stopped killing people.

This is not speculation. All anyone has to do is look at the death toll year by year.

The killings in Israel mostly held steady from Obama’s final year in office to Trump’s first year in office, but fell 18% in 2018 as the Trump administration began to pull away from the old failed policies of the Democrats and the Bush Republicans.

That was also the year that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo replaced Rex Tillerson and a Republican congress cut foreign aid to the PLO terrorists and the effects were obvious.

In 2018, Congress passed the Taylor Force Act: named after an Iraq War veteran studying in Israel who was stabbed to death by a terrorist in Jerusalem. The Taylor Force Act cut off a good deal of foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority which limited its ability to fund terrorist attacks.

In 2019, President Trump went even further with a nearly total cutoff of aid to the Palestinian Authority. And the number of terror victims in Israel declined by nearly a quarter.

Not only Israeli deaths were sharply reduced, but casualties among the ‘Palestinian’ terrorists and their human shields fell by more than half from 2018 to 2019.

In 2020, the first year that the cutoff was truly felt, only 3 Israelis were killed.

And only 30 casualties were experienced by the terrorists and their populations.

The Trump and congressional Republican cuts to foreign aid to the PLO terrorists and their political entity had sharply reduced the violence and saved lives on both sides.

Fewer Israelis and Arab Muslims living under Palestinian Authority rule were killed in 2020 than at any time since Obama took office. It wasn’t peace, but it was the closest thing to it.

What should have become a model for moving forward was instead ridiculed and discarded.

When Biden took office, he violated the Taylor Force Act and massively ramped up foreign aid and political support for the terrorists occupying parts of the West Bank and Gaza. And the number of deaths shot up from 3 to 17. Since then deaths from terrorist attacks have increased every year under Biden: nearly doubling by some accounts from 2021 to 2022.

As many Israelis were killed in the first two months of 2023 as in all of 2018. By April, as many Israelis had been killed as in all of 2017: the deadliest year under the Trump administration. As of now, more Israelis have been killed in 2023 than in all of 2018 and 2019 combined.

These numbers show what happens when you fund terrorists and when you stop funding them.

Beyond the raw casualty figures, the number of significant terrorist attacks increased 59% from 2021 to 2022. The number of shooting attacks shot up fourfold by over 200% (while stabbing attacks declined) indicating terrorists who were better armed and prepared.

But even as the bodies piled up, the Biden administration has doubled down on death.

In 2022, Biden met with PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas and boasted that, “when I came to office, I reserved the policy — I reversed the policies of my predecessor and resumed aid to the Palestinians — more than a half a billion dollars in 2021.” And promised over $300 billion more.

Money is the engine behind the violence and the Biden administration is providing the cash.

The PLO’s ‘Pay-to-Slay’ or ‘Martyrs Fund’ program rewards terrorists, regardless of their formal affiliation, including ISIS and Hamas members, with salaries and payments for their families.

Terrorists are paid based on the length of their prison sentence. That means successful killers can earn $2,000 to $3,000 a month in a part of the world where the average salary is around $700 a month. It’s five times more profitable to be a terrorist than a teacher.

“We will neither reduce nor prevent [payment] of allowances to the families of martyrs, prisoners and released prisoners, as some seek, and if we had only a single penny left, we would pay it to families of the martyrs and prisoners,” PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas had insisted.

“You sent a report to Congress that officially certified that the Palestinian Authority and the PLO… have not met the legal requirements for ‘terminating payments for acts of terrorism against Israeli and US citizens,’” Senator Ted Cruz challenged a State Department official.

“They are paying for terrorists to murder Americans and to murder Israelis. And nonetheless, this administration is bringing those terrorist leaders to Washington, is bringing them to cocktail parties to wine and dine political leaders.”

“We are working to bring pay-to-slay to an end,” Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf insisted.

The way to end pay-to-slay is to stop sending money to terrorists. Any foreign aid sent into areas controlled by terrorists, whether in Afghanistan or the West Bank or Gaza, finances terrorism. And if you doubt that, just count the money and then count the bodies.

The Trump administration proved that cutting off money to the terrorists ends the violence and the Biden administration demonstrated that restoring the money also brings back the violence.

Peace in the Middle East is not a dream. Just stop funding terrorists and it can be a reality.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

Thank you for reading.


  1. Anonymous28/6/23

    You're some kind of moron if your think peace simply depends on de-funding terrorists.

    Jonty D

  2. Anonymous28/6/23

    Who is/was President is irrelevant. The main problem is there has been a major increase in Israeli settler attacks on Palestinians under Netanyahu new administration and a tit-for-tat response by Palestinians on Israelis.

    1. Anonymous3/7/23

      And the world is flat. Lying does not have any currency here. Go back to StormFront or Stooges for the Arab slave power where Nazis like you can get all the accolades and self-importance you crave.

      Jonty D

    2. Anonymous3/7/23

      I am sorry for you that you believe that these Fakestinians are peaceful bunny rabbits rather than the aggressors they are against the Jewish people. Let's get some things straight. West Bank is a Jordanian name imposed on Judea & Samaria. There are no indigenous Arabs of Judea & Samaria, even when they decide to be "Palestinians" and even when you call it "West Bank." If you spend even a nanosecond listening to them in Arabic (a language not indigenous to Israel even when you call it "Palestine"), you realize that their overriding plan is to rid all the lands west of the Jordan River (promised to the Jewish people) of all the Jews in the name of allah. That's all that's going on here. It's all that has ever been going on for 100 years. It's perhaps a little late to be winning the Cold War for the Soviet Union, don't you think? Time to cool down on the antisemitic rhetoric.

    3. Anonymous4/7/23

      Amna Nawaz and Palestinian-Arab terrorists attack on any Israeli Jew

      Just 3, 2023.

      Following weeks of attacks on Israelis.civikiabs and on Israeli anti-terror enforcers...

      On the day, IDF began 'Home & Garden' - an anti-Terror operation on Jenin (with highly precision guided weapon to minimize collateral damage), Amna Nawaz, outrageously uttered the following line:

      "Raising fear of an uprising against the occupation, the settlers and the right wing Israeli government..."

      (PBS News hour, July 3, 2023.


      Is she attempting to white wash Arab Palestinian targeting of civilians anywhere?

      She also tried, very hard, to connect Palestinian terrorists - which she calls "uprising" - to newly planned settlements.

      As if under Bennet administration -- the unity government which also included the Arab-Islamist representative Ra'am's Mansour Abbas in its coalition -- there were no massacres by the Arabs? --- Hadera, Beer Sheva, Elad (with axes), Bnei Brak (following swastikas with Mosque drawing seen at Arab workers site), etc.?

      As (first Muslim presenter at PBS) Amna Nawaz, was so focused on what she terms "extremists", she couldn't find a word about the (days earlier) horrifying Arab-Islamic mob in Paris - trashing at Holocaust Memorial site and other anti-Jewish expressions there.

      And the largest hole in her "reporting" - ignoring the moral amd financial support for attackers by the Palestinian Authority.

  3. Anonymous28/6/23

    Sorry brother, but if we had leadership in Israel that had self-respect and understood the meaning of sovereignty it wouldn't make a bit of difference who is sitting in the WH.

    1. Anonymous3/7/23

      Yes, it would.

  4. Anonymous3/7/23

    Daniel, please stop with the "West Bank" already. Jordan is no longer ludicrously claiming sovereignty. Judea & Samaria will do.

  5. Anonymous3/7/23

    The Palestine Post⁩ 31 October 1945⁩


    Falastin Defends Nazism 
    Falastin Defends Nazism

    Spirited defence of the Nazi leaders to be tried at Nuremberg shortly, and condemnation of those preparing to prosecute Nazism which is as much a way of life as democracy and socialism , were contained yesterday in a leading article in the Falastin..

  6. Anonymous10/7/23

    Ialamic Amna Nawaz on PBS News Hour Jul.10.23 brought another propaganda piece by Leila Molana-Allen "explaining" why Arab Palestinians take up arms. It tries an "economics" excuse too.. Not a word about hate and indoctrination by Palestinian Imams, teachers, some parents, leaders: crimes crimes against their own people .Glorification

    How and why the PA kills its own children: Special Report for UN World Children’s Day
    Itamar Marcus  | Nov 20, 2022

    The PA sends its children to be killed so that it can blame and demonize Israel before the international community. The UN and many governments fall into the PA trap and criticize Israel for killing Palestinian children - even though the PA sent the children to be killed. Were it not for international criticism of Israel, the PA would have no political benefit in killing their own children and Palestinian children’s lives would be saved.


  7. Anonymous23/7/23


    UNchild, UNchildren

    In wake of terrorists called "children" by the UN - at an operation where only combatants were eliminated, Jenin, 2023.

    17-18 years old (or younger) Arabs targeting Jews to murder or and injure. Groomed by adults, and/or encouraged by parents.

    Another form of of racism, bigotry motivated to target Jews (armed or not), by militant Arabs, Muslims. The Israel /Palestine branch.

    Alternatively, by propagandists under "human rights" banner provoking non Arabs, often security forces in order to get on film only the second half of footage if it turns -- the desired goal -- ugly.


    Palestinian Media Watch

    Jenin Fatalities Cover Up: Twelve Palestinians and One Israeli Soldier.
    Camera, July 14, 2023

    Not phrased well,' BBC admits...
    JNS, Jul 5, 2023

    BBC Anchor Utters Blood Libel During Live Interview With Ex-Israel PM Naftali Bennett.

    Rachel O'Donoghue, HR, July 5, 2023

    Palestinian NGOs cover up terror groups' exploitation of children.
    JNS, July 17, 2022.

    The making of a Palestinian martyr
    JNS, Dec 13, 2022.


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