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Is Biden’s Approach to Israel Changing?

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Non-governmental organizations and university students gather in front of the White House to attend a demonstration of support for the Palestinian people in Washington, United States on February 12, 2024. (Anadolu via Getty Images)

President Biden called the humanitarian crisis in Gaza “unacceptable” during a call last week with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said an immediate ceasefire was essential to protect innocent civilians, according to a White House statement. But the White House also reaffirmed its support for Israel and has not slowed military aid, approving new bomb shipments on the day that Israeli forces struck Gaza aid workers, killing seven. Meanwhile Biden faces mounting pressure from progressive and some mainstream Democrats who are asking for an immediate halt to weapons transfers, and from some voters who say they’ll withhold support for him in the November election unless he changes course. We’ll talk about the Biden Administration’s Israel policy and how it’s evolving. 

Guests:

Erica L. Green, White House correspondent, The New York Times

Yasmeen Abutaleb, White House reporter, The Washington Post

Alex Ward, national security reporter, Politico; author, “The Internationalists: The Fight to Restore American Foreign Policy after Trump”

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