Can the Biden administration capitalize on an inexperienced Bennett-Lapid government? : Canada Morning Post News

During his tenure, Benjamin Netanyahu exerted an understanding of U.S. politics and culture unmatched by previous Israeli leaders. However, some experts believe incoming Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid—might have more clout among Biden administration officials and its policies.

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In virtual White House meetings, Jewish leaders urge Biden to fill key positions on anti-Semitism : Canada Morning Post News

“We also talked about more resources for security, both through the Department of Homeland Security and through the Justice Department,” said Nathan Diament, executive director of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center.

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Blinken’s Mideast trip highlights limits of American efforts to isolate Hamas : Canada Morning Post News

Whether the Biden administration can accomplish its goal of helping rebuild Gaza after the latest conflict while bypassing Hamas is seen as highly unlikely, according to experts on the region.

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Blinken heads to Mideast post-conflict to speak with leaders in Israel, PA, Jordan and Egypt : Canada Morning Post News

He leaves at the behest of U.S. President Joe Biden to discuss follow-up efforts to consolidate the ceasefire and reduce the risk of the conflict reigniting in the coming months.

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Biden administration says it will spearhead international efforts to rebuild Gaza : Canada Morning Post News

It is also likely to focus on strengthening ties between Israel and Muslim countries; and attempting to foster unity between Palestinian factions in Gaza and the West Bank, adversarial relationships that instigated the hostilities that began in full on May 10.

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With ceasefire in place, Biden sends former Obama official as acting Israeli ambassador : Canada Morning Post News

Michael Ratney served as consul general in Jerusalem under former President Barack Obama, and later, as a special envoy to Syria.

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Former Secretary of State Pompeo blasts Biden administration for ‘folly’ of appeasing Iran : Canada Morning Post News

The United States “has a deep and consistent interest” in doing its best to “take down this terror—this campaign against Israel, the ‘Little Satan’—that ultimately could grow into an Iranian campaign against the ‘Great Satan,’ the United States.”

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In talks with Netanyahu, Biden urges ceasefire, reiterates support for Israel’s right to self-defense : Canada Morning Post News

The U.S. secretary of state speaks with the foreign ministers of the E.U., UAE and Israel about bringing an end to the fighting • The Jordanian Parliament calls to expel Israel’s envoy to Amman.

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Is Biden at odds with rest of Democratic Party on Israel? : Canada Morning Post News

In national press briefings and internationally, the United States has backed up a pledge to defend its ally. But that comes against pressure by progressive lawmakers and even some more moderate congress members who have issued statements that can be perceived as having moral equivalency between Israeli and Palestinian actions.

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