Time: Bidens support for Israel will cost him a lot electorally

By Gamal Khattab February 19, 2024 2780

A recent report from Time magazine suggests that President Joe Biden's unwavering support for Israel during the conflict in Gaza could have negative consequences for his chances in the upcoming elections.

Loss of Support

The report indicates that Biden has seen a decline in support from Arab-American voters, progressive voters, and young people due to his handling of the situation in Gaza and his strong backing of Israel.

Observers believe that continuing to support Israel, despite their actions in Gaza, could cost Biden crucial votes in swing states that often determine the outcome of elections.

Consequences of Inaction

The perception that the United States is not using all available tools to address the crisis in Gaza could have serious consequences, not only for the people of Gaza but also for America's foreign interests.

The toll of the conflict in Gaza is nearing 30,000 lives lost, and the lack of action from the United States could have far-reaching effects.

Pressure on Biden

Despite Biden's efforts to support Israel, the report suggests that Israel has not responded to American requests regarding the conflict in Gaza.

There is increasing pressure on the Biden administration to impose conditions on Israel in exchange for aid, but so far, this has not been successful.

Efforts to Address Concerns

In an attempt to alleviate some of the pressure, Biden has issued an executive order to address settler violence and has called on allies receiving American aid to commit to international law.

However, it remains to be seen whether these actions will be enough to satisfy critics and regain support from key voter groups.

Uncertain Future

As the elections draw nearer, the question remains whether Biden will use the tools at his disposal to pressure Israel to change its actions in Gaza.

With the political landscape shifting rapidly, Biden's initiatives may not be enough to secure his electoral success.

Source: Time