‘Blindsided’: Israel uses US DoD, Congress ties to sideline White House on Gaza – report

‘Blindsided’: Israel uses US DoD, Congress ties to sideline White House on Gaza – report

Israel derailed the Obama administration’s attempts to mediate the Gaza crisis by striking an arms deal with the Pentagon and using leverage on the Congress, the WSJ reported. The relations are now at a low and the quarrel is personal.

The strain between the White House and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet has left the US in a position of an observer rather than active mediator, as Egypt leads the effort brokering ceasefire deals between Israel and Hamas, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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