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Episode 344: Mixed Messages from the White House

Today, Les, Jess, and Bishop discuss the recent developments in the War in Gaza including President Biden’s recent comments stating that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is prolonging the war to stay in power. These comments come amidst a flurry of diplomatic activity by the United States to Egypt and Qatar to hammer out a ceasefire and hostage release deal. 


Why has President Biden made these public statements? How do these comments impact Israel’s policy on the war in Gaza? Were these comments tailored to appeal to President Biden’s base in a key election year? Is Prime Minister Netanyahu prolonging the war for political gain?


Check out the answers to these questions and more in this episode of Fault Lines.


Check out the sources that helped shape our expert's discussion!


https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/06/04/world/israel-gaza-war-hamas 


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/06/04/israel-hamas-war-news-gaza-palestine/ 


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/06/03/israel-gaza-hamas-cease-fire/ 


https://www.wsj.com/world/middle-east/bidens-cease-fire-plan-seeks-to-push-hamas-and-israel-into-an-agreement-neither-wants-38833ade 


https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/03/politics/netanyahu-scheduled-speech-congress/index.html 


https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/05/technology/israel-campaign-gaza-social-media.html?unlocked_article_code=1.xU0.X-PM.i3iswn8vXE2m&smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare&u2g=i 


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