“Michael Singh, a former George W. Bush administration now with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said Biden may sympathize with Israel’s goal of degrading Hamas. He noted, however, that every few years, Israel engages in a violent showdown with the Palestinian militant group.

“‘Generally, part of U.S. policy has been to help Israel pursue its objectives as quickly and with as few civilian casualties as possible,’ Singh said. ‘The big question is, “Can Israel do this in a way that’s sustainable?” The answer so far is no. This is something they’ve had to do repeatedly…'”

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