Article published : Sunday, May 16th, 2021 12:36 pm
Joe Biden feels political ground shift as Israel-Gaza conflict rages on Analysis: US president may find himself increasingly isolated in his resolute defence of IsraelIn his staunch defence of Israel, Joe Biden is sticking to a course set decades ago as a young senator, and so far he has not given ground on the issue to the progressive wing of his party or many Jewish Democrats urging a tougher line towards Benjamin Netanyahu. Biden has even been prepared to face isolation at the UN security council, at the potential cost of his own credibility on multilateralism and human rights. But analysts say that as the death toll rises with no sign of a ceasefire, the domestic and international pressures on the president could become impossible to ignore. Continue reading...
Author : Julian Borger in Washington