Using the first time Since the Gaza crisis erupted over Israel’s military response and siege to Hamas attacks on October 7, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, showed this Wednesday in public support for “a humanitarian pause”an idea promoted by representatives of his Administration last week.
“I think so we need rest& liquor; Biden said after interrupted by an election event in Minneapolis for a rabbi urging him to call for a ceasefire. The rabbi, who made his protest as part of the group Jewish Voices for Peace, introduced himself as Jessica Rosenberg and was booed by some of those present and escorted out of the room by security agents.
Clean but not fundamental change
Biden’s words represent a subtle but not fundamental change in the public discourse of the president, who still does not support a ceasefire but increasingly, and as the humanitarian crisis worsens, he is under increased pressure from human rights organizations and activists other global leaders and insider voices of his party. And there is no indication of a change in policy from the White House, where Biden continues to insist on Israel’s right to defend itself.
In his response to the rabbi’s stoppage, the president only assured that it was “a stoppage this will give time to release the prisoners”, about 239 hostages who are being held hostage by Hamas.
“I was the person who convinced Bibi (Binyamin Netanyahu) to call for a ceasefire to release the prisoners,” Biden also said. “I am the person who spoke to Sisi (Egyptian leader Abdel Fattá al Sisi) to convince him to open the door,” about Way to Rafawhere the shy entry into humanitarian aid on the Strip and on leaving foreigners and wounded.
“I understand the emotions this is it’s incredibly complicated for Israelis and the Arab world too,” said Biden, who reiterated that “from the beginning, he supported the two-state solution” and emphasized that Hamas is a “terrorist organization.”