Over 500 Democratic staffers (zero GOP) urge Joe Biden to ‘hold Israel accountable’

Open letter comes amid a deepening split in Democratic ranks between progressives and more centrist figures

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Joe Biden has come under increasing pressure to take a firmer stance against Israel after the recent conflict in which more than 230 Palestinians and 12 Israelis were killed. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

VT: As the exclusive video below goes viral around the world, Israel’s friends in Washington with the exception of the GOP, are dissolving away as is the support Israel has always received from an American Jewish community now in shock watching this horrific child murder…done as though it were something Israeli police do all the time…

Guardian: More than 500 Democratic party staffers and alumni ofJoe Biden’s 2020 campaign have signed an open letter calling for the US president to do more to protect Palestinians and hold Israel accountable for its actions in and over Gaza, where a ceasefire currently holds.

The move comes amid a deepening split in Democratic ranks, between some vocal members of its progressive wing – such as Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez – and more centrist figures including Biden who have taken a consistently pro-Israel stance.

Biden has come under increasing pressure to take a firmer stance against Israel after the recent conflict in which more than 230 Palestinians were killed and dozens of buildings leveled in Gaza, while 12 Israelis died from rockets fired by Hamas.

The letter will add to that push and also reflects a more subtle turning point in broader US public opinion, which has become more critical of Israel.

The signatories write that they “commend [Biden’s] efforts to broker a ceasefire. Yet, we also cannot unsee the horrific violence that unfolded in recent weeks in Israel/Palestine, and we implore you to continue using the power of your office to hold Israel accountable for its actions and lay the groundwork for justice and lasting peace.”

The letter adds: “The very same values that motivated us to work countless hours to elect you demand that we speak out … we remain horrified by the images of Palestinian civilians in Gaza killed or made homeless by Israeli airstrikes.”

While condemning violence on both sides, the letter singles out Israel for more blame due to its greater military power and its ongoing occupation of Palestinian communities and blockade against Gaza.  read more…

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/24/joe-biden-israel-palestine-letter-democratic-staffers

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9 COMMENTS

  1. That’s why Israel’s Likudists hate Biden and Obama, because they love him. Schmardt guy here. Reading the funny papers too much it seems.

  2. What is wrong with a LOT of people who continue to believe that ANY American President can mediate fairly between Israelis & Palestinians. n i
    Zionists are terrorists WHO with the backing of the US MILITARY have waged an illegal war to capture PALESTINE for many years,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo-UXZ-1ups

  3. Hold Israel accountable? WTF does that even mean? Call Nutsack and tell him we’re going to whack his pee pee? Tell Israel their next check will be late? We’ll open an investigation into crime we abetted? If there hasn’t been enough to cancel aid right now, there never will be. That is a hint. Hold Israel accountable…has hell froze and no one told me? Just more theater for those that believe that we still have a sovereign country. The result of any looksee will be the same as if we just applauded their heinous crap from the git-go. Never mind, we already did…the same old line, Israel has the right to blah, blah, blah. Same shit different assholes…or are they?

    • One of the supposed bedrock fundamentals of American political culture is so-called “separation of church and state.”
      Bet you can’t figure which bunch was behind that bait and switch deception. Here’s a clue; maybe it’s those two religions (both of which represent the epitome of “church” and state regimes ) which started out as minorities here, but now control the Supreme Court.

  4. I noticed GOP Zio ass kissers, like Cruz and Rubio, couldn’t get out in front of cameras fast enough to denounce Biden’s call for aid to Gaza as an affront to Israel.

    • Beats zero right wingers who’d be lodged deep inside the ass of Israel if the orange rapist was still in the WH. Can you imagine what would have happened to Gaza if he was still “in charge” letting people in the US without help to die from Covid …

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