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White House Questions Israel’s Tactics Against Hamas in Gaza

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Karine Jean-Pierre

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre publicly questioned the Nation of Israel’s tactics in their current war against Hamas being waged in Gaza today during her daily White House Press Briefing.

In a separate part of that briefing, Jean-Pierre doubled down on Biden’s decision to ban liquified natural gas imports in January of 2024, stating that the President issued the declaration because of climate change.

During this specific part of Jean-Pierre’s daily briefing, the Press Secretary asserted that there has to be a better way for Israel to handle the war being waged in Gaza then what is currently occurring. The White House Press Secretary can be quoted as saying,

“We believe there has to be alternative ways to deal with Hamas in Gaza, specifically in Rafa, a military operation that we believe is not the way to move forward. There is active conversations happening with the Israeli government and obviously our government, and I think that’s important.”

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

See a clip of Jean-Pierre making that statement from the White House podium today from the daily press briefing below,

The Biden campaign has faced backlash from within their own Party over his Administration’s handling of the Israel-Hamas conflict. In the February Democratic Presidential Primary in the State of Michigan, over 100,000 Michigan Democrats chose to support a ‘no candidate’ option on the ballot instead of President Biden.

This protest effort was organized by Islamic Democrats in Michigan who are upset with Biden’s support for Israel in the growing conflict. It is estimated that at least 32,000 people have been killed since the onset of the Israel-Hamas war on October 7th, 2023.

Israel, just days ago, launched an airstrike which killed a top Iranian Military commander Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi. Zahedi was the highest ranking Iranian to be killed since President Trump ordered the 2019 military operation against Major General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed.

This statement from the White House highlights a potential pivot on the issue of Israel and Hamas heading into the 2024 Election, which may please some constituents in the pro-Palestine wing of the Democratic Party, but also potentially scare away large Jewish donors to the 2024 Biden re-election campaign.

A January poll found that a large majority of Jewish American voters still support Biden, but considering the Biden Administration’s change-of-tune on the subject, it appears that the overwhelming support Biden has received from the Jewish community may erode.

Just weeks ago, Democrat Senate Leader Chuck Schumer called for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nettenyahu to be replaced in a new Israeli election, signaling a massive change in the stance of Democratic leaders in Washington D.C.

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