Interior Department staffer is first Jewish Biden appointee to resign over Gaza war

Source: United Press International

“An official in the U.S. Interior Department has become the first Jewish staffer appointed by President Joe Biden to resign over the administration’s stance on Israel’s war in Gaza. Lily Greenberg Call, who is the special assistant to the chief of staff in the Interior Department, accused Biden on Wednesday of using Jews as political pawns and cited her Jewish heritage as the reason for her resignation. ‘Any system that requires the subjugation of one group over another is not only unjust, but unsafe. Jewish safety cannot — and will not — come at the expense of Palestinian freedom. Making Jews the face of the American war machine makes us less safe,’ Call wrote in her resignation letter, which was shared by the activist group IfNotNow.” (05/16/24)