Joe Biden, then US Vice President, visits Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, March 9, 2010, in Jerusalem (Getty)
I joined Monocle 24’s Andrew Mueller on Monday to discuss how the Biden Administration is protecting Israel’s attacks on Gaza, more than a week into the deadly bombing.
We review how the US has blocked a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire, as President Joe Biden said the Israeli strikes — which have killed almost 200 Gazans, including at least 58 children and 34 women — were not a “significant overreaction” to Hamas’ firing of rockets into Israel.
We then consider a different dynamic: growing sentiment among Democratic legislators, and a bipartisan initiative, supporting a ceasefire.
In light of this, we consider, “Is the US needed for a political limit on the conflict?” And if not, what will bring a halt to the killings?
Listen from 1:34:
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