Israel-Palestine Conflict Causes U.S. Reactions
The ongoing clashes between Israel and Palestine have caused reverberations felt throughout the United States.
The ongoing clashes between Israel and Palestine have caused reverberations felt throughout the United States. The Republican Party is soon set to select a new House Speaker in the wake of a global political crisis.
The violence in Israel has been escalating in recent weeks, with disputes over the Arab-occupied territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem heightening tensions between the two sides. As a result, the United States has had to take a political stance in relation to the conflict.
The Biden Administration has voiced its support for the two-state solution to the decades-long conflict. It has also condemned the violence, including the firing of rockets by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, as well as the eviction of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem.
The Republican Party has responded to the situation in Israel by introducing a resolution that reaffirms “unwavering support” for Israel’s right to self-defense. It has also denounced the violence, while expressing its commitment to a two-state solution.
The House of Representatives is set to vote on the resolution this week, as part of the process to elect a new speaker. It is thought that a majority of the Republican Party will back the resolution.
Although the United States has largely sided with Israel in the conflict, it has also sought to remain impartial and to encourage both sides to work towards a peaceful resolution. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged the two sides to de-escalate the violence and pursue a ceasefire.
The situation in Israel and Palestine has become increasingly unstable in recent weeks, and the United States‘ political response is still unfolding.