Secretary of State John Kerry is on his way to Cairo tonight, planning to take part in an international effort to try to negotiate a ceasefire in Israel’s ongoing invasion of the Gaza Strip, a ceasefire that neither Israel nor Hamas seems prepared to accept.
A lot of US officials don’t seem ready for the war to end either, and Kerry had reportedly been “warned” against going to Cairo. The US Senate is also unanimously pushing a non-binding resolution endorsing the Israeli war.
The US resolution not only backs the continued Israeli war, but also demands Hamas end all resistance to the attacks, and demands the Palestinian Authority sever all ties with Hamas.
Kerry’s own position is somewhat muddled, as publicly he is towing the line on Israel’s “right to defend itself” by attacking the Gaza Strip, while being caught by a live mic privately expressing frustration about the civilian toll, particularly the large number of children Israel has killed. When confronted about the contrast, Kerry defaulted back to the pro-Israel position.
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