Biden’s response to ceasefire question on Gaza: ‘I think we need a pause’

U.S. President Joe Biden. (Photo: Twitter/X)
MINNEAPOLIS – "On Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden was giving a campaign speech when a woman stood up and shouted, 'Mr. President, if you care about Jewish people, as a rabbi, I need you to call for a ceasefire.'اضافة اعلان

In response, Biden replied, 'I think we need a pause.'

The pause Biden was referring to is a humanitarian pause that was also presented at the UN Security Council meeting and was previously vetoed by the U.S. The reason for the veto was that the proposal did not include Israel's right to self-defense. However, on October 27, White House National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby shared, 'We believe that if a pause could be effective in allowing for the departure and release of hostages, then that is something we would absolutely support, and we believe Israel should support it.' Prior to the Jordan-led resolution to call for an immediate, durable, and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities, which received 120 votes in favor, an amendment proposed by Canada and backed by over 35 Member States, including the US, seeking an explicit condemnation of Hamas, did not pass, failing to get two-thirds support."

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