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BootinUp

(47,416 posts)
Sun Mar 3, 2024, 09:29 PM Mar 2024

Top Israeli official heads to Washington in defiance of Netanyahu

Top Israeli official heads to Washington in defiance of Netanyahu: It is a sign of widening cracks in Israel’s government deep into the Hamas war.

"A top Israeli Cabinet minister headed to Washington on Sunday for talks with U.S. officials, sparking a rebuke from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to an Israeli official, in a sign of widening cracks in Israel’s wartime government nearly five months into its war with Hamas.

The trip by Benny Gantz, a centrist political rival who joined Netanyahu’s hard-line government early in the war following Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel, comes amid deep disagreements between Netanyahu and President Joe Biden over how to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza and create a post-war vision for the enclave."


https://www.politico.com/news/2024/03/03/israel-hamas-netanyahu-washington-00144577
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Top Israeli official heads to Washington in defiance of Netanyahu (Original Post) BootinUp Mar 2024 OP
It surprising that Biden has decided to risk his presidency for the likes of Netanyahu PSPS Mar 2024 #1
Upside down. Nt BootinUp Mar 2024 #2
That doesn't even make sense. Behind the Aegis Mar 2024 #3
No it doesn't. he Needs to Reread the OP. Cha Mar 2024 #6
Biden is in a very tight situation. He did not choose this. Earth-shine Mar 2024 #4
You need to Reread the OP.. that is NOT what's Happening here Cha Mar 2024 #5
 

Earth-shine

(4,044 posts)
4. Biden is in a very tight situation. He did not choose this.
Mon Mar 4, 2024, 02:45 AM
Mar 2024

He needs the votes of Israel supporters and Gazan supporters. (I try to be both.)

He doesn't have the choice to just stay out of it.

But, many are clearly on one side or another, and willing to blame Biden. Many want to see others on the other side die.

It is a seeming paradox that we send Israel weapons, but ask them to not bomb Gaza or not bomb too much.

The most obvious point is that if Biden loses to Trump (or another Republican), both Gaza and Ukraine will be done. And the whole world will be further along the slippery slope sliding into autocracies.

Biden (and his administration) is what stands between us and Putin (and his merry band of Republican political cannibals).

Cha

(299,389 posts)
5. You need to Reread the OP.. that is NOT what's Happening here
Mon Mar 4, 2024, 02:53 AM
Mar 2024
"A top Israeli Cabinet minister headed to Washington on Sunday for talks with U.S. officials, sparking a rebuke from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to an Israeli official, in a sign of widening cracks in Israel’s wartime government nearly five months into its war with Hamas.
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