(DCWatchdog.com) – As if American taxpayers haven’t had enough, Kamala Harris is reportedly influencing the Biden administration’s approach toward the Israel-Palestine conflict.
According to sources familiar with the matter, Harris has been encouraging internal discussions, including with Joe Biden, to consider a more balanced approach as the administration faces criticism from within its own ranks over its strong pro-Israel position.
Harris is said to be advocating for the U.S. to adopt a more assertive role in seeking a lasting peace and a two-state solution while also suggesting a tougher stance on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
These reports indicate a potential shift in the administration’s policy, which has been predominantly supportive of Israel, especially since the Hamas attacks on October 7, which involved acts of terrorism against Israeli civilians.
Despite the anonymous nature of these sources, the significance of Harris’ position cannot be overlooked. It reflects a growing sentiment within the Democratic Party for a more nuanced and equitable approach to the Israel-Palestine issue.
This shift is evident in Harris’s reported comments and in the broader context of internal pushback against the administration’s stance, including from State Department staffers and Harris’s former campaign workers.
President Biden’s recent remarks at a campaign event, where he unusually criticized Israel’s actions and warned of the potential loss of global support due to “indiscriminate bombing,” further highlight this shift.
Biden emphasized the importance of international backing for Israel’s security, indicating a nuanced understanding of the complex dynamics at play.
This development comes as some of Biden’s allies warn that his pro-Israel stance could alienate younger voters in the upcoming 2024 election.
The debate within the administration, spurred by Harris’ advocacy, points to an ongoing reevaluation of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, balancing the longstanding commitment to Israel’s security with the need to address Palestinian concerns more sympathetically.