A camp for displaced Gazans burns in Rafah after an Israeli airstrike, May 27, 2024

How Protests Over Israel’s Gaza War Led To Agreement at An Irish University


I joined Ireland’s RTE Radio 1 on Thursday for further analysis of how the Biden Administration has failed to enforce its “red line” against open-ended Israeli attacks on Gaza — and how shifts in positions across Europe and in-fighting within Israel’s War Cabinet may overtake the Americans.

ORIGINAL ENTRY, MAY 29: Amid Israel’s latest mass killing in Gaza — the slaying of 45 men, women, and children sheltering in a camp in Rafah — I joined the Pat Kenny Show on Dublin NewsTalk on Monday to ask if anyone can stop the assaults.

Listen from 4:59, following testimony from an Irish-Palestinian man who describes the fight for survival in the Gazan camps.

In the 8-minute interview, I explain how the Biden Administration is likely to accept the ongoing Israeli ongoing attacks as long as there is no full ground invasion of Rafah. (The anlaysis was borne out later in the day, as the White House said the bombing of the camp did not cross any “red line”.)

While there is unlikely to be any check on the attacks in the near-term, I pointed to two longer-term developments that may be significant:

  • The increasing isolation of Israel in the international arena, as more European countries recognize the state of Palestine and the European Union considers sanctions;
  • The possibility that Benny Gantz, one of the three men in Israel’s War Cabinet, may carry out his ultimatum against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and force an early election.