Biden’s Unflinching Support for Israel’s War on Gaza Derailing His Reelection Chances

Source: In These Times
by Peter Certo

“The Israeli government’s war on Gaza may be divisive, but two things aren’t in dispute. The human costs (particularly to innocent Gazan civilians) are mounting at a horrific clip. And with them, a sense of shock, anger, and betrayal is brewing among the voters U.S. President Biden will need to win reelection. By the time you read this, the numbers will be worse. … So far, Biden has stood by the Israeli government. His administration has called for a $14.3 billion military aid package over and above the more than $3.8 billion Israel already receives annually, vetoed a UN resolution calling for a ceasefire, and — disturbingly — cast doubt on reports of civilian casualties. In the past, this approach was politically safe. But this time is different.” (11/17/23)