Herzog, DeSantis, UAE's Al Otaiba meet in Florida for AJC meeting
DeSantis claims that The West Bank "is not occupied territory, it is disputed territory," and adds that he doesn't "care what the State Department says."
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis hosted "Israel’s" Ambassador to the US, Mike Herzog, and was joined by UAE Ambassador to the US, Yousef Al Otaiba, for an event held by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in the state.
Following the event of around 400 people, the two ambassadors met with the local governor. In a tweet, Herzog said: “I had a productive meeting with Governor Ron DeSantis, together with UAE Ambassador Al Otaiba,” adding: “We gave an overview of the Abraham Accords and the strategic significance and opportunities that they present to our region, the world, and to Florida,”
Herzog continued to thank DeSantis for his "strong support for 'Israel' and for the significant steps he has taken to combat antisemitism," as he expressed looking forward to cooperating with him to "deepen the 'Israel'-Florida relations and to connect Florida to the exciting new dynamic in the region,”
"The West Bank is not occupied, but disputed"
DeSantis is speculated to be preparing to run for a 2024 Presidential primary bid after winning his reelection campaign last month against Democratic candidate Charlie Crist.
During his participation at the Republican Jewish Coalition's (RJC) annual leadership meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, DeSantis stated that The West Bank "is not occupied territory, it is disputed territory," and added that he doesn't "care what the State Department says."
Furthermore, DeSantis exhibited his admiration of the US embassy's move from "Tel Aviv" to Al-Quds, and also expressed pride in being "the first statewide elected official to do public events in Judea and Samaria...because we understand history, we know those are thousands of years of connection to the Jewish people... You gotta know the history...which is why I was a big advocate as a Congressman to move the embassy,"
He added: "They said it would spark World War III and they were wrong."
DeSantis ran torture at Guantanamo
A recent episode of the Eyes Left Podcast reels in a first-person perspective testimony from a Yemeni ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee, Mansoor Adayfi, who was tortured at the hands of DeSantis.
The detainees, who were hunger-striking at the time, were force-fed cans of Ensure, a liquid nutrition supplement usually taken by the elderly. DeSantis watched as detainees were strapped to the chair, force-fed can after can of Ensure through their noses.
"Ron DeSantis was there watching us. We were crying, and screaming. We were tied to the feeding chair. And that guy was watching that. He was laughing," Adayfi lamented, saying that their bodies could not take the amounts of Ensure they were being forced and that he threw up on DeSantis’ face.