'Mutiny' at the State Department Over Israel War Approach?
The U.S. has been selling the line that Israel has the right to defend itself while a humanitarian crisis continues to unfold in Gaza
There is growing frustration in the U.S. State Department over its complete backing of Israel as the country bombed Gaza into the Stone Age while preventing life-saving humanitarian aid from entering the impoverished coastal city.
The Huffington Post, citing unnamed officials, reported that “Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his most senior advisers are overlooking widespread internal frustration.”
Some department staff said they feel as if Blinken and his team are uninterested in their own experts’ advice as they focus on supporting Israel’s expanding operation in Gaza, where the Palestinian militant group Hamas is based.
One State Department official told the outlet that “there’s basically a mutiny brewing within State at all levels.”