Axios revealed an internal memo in the US State Department opposing the president Biden It accuses him of “spreading misleading information” about the war on Gaza, and considers that Israel is committing “war crimes” in the Strip, according to a copy of the memo obtained by the American website.
The memorandum – signed by 100 employees of the State Department and the US Agency for International Development – indicated that Biden’s support for Israel made him “complicit in genocide” in Gaza, revealing the depth of divisions within the US administration.
The website described the letter of the memorandum as “stinging,” as it urged senior American officials to reevaluate their policy towards Israel and demand a ceasefire in Gaza, where more than 11,000 Palestinians were killed according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza. In return, the memorandum criticized Biden because he “questioned the number of deaths.” ” in Gaza.
The language of the memo uses the rhetoric of “progressive activists” in the United States, who expressed their anger and protests against the White House’s position, creating a new challenge for Biden within the Democratic Party and ahead of the 2024 presidential campaign.
The memorandum also included a recommendation to the US government to call for “the release of hostages by both Hamas and Israel,” noting that thousands of Palestinians are detained in Israel, some without charges.
The memorandum criticizes US policy in the Middle East “and the failure to advance a viable path toward a two-state solution and ending the conflict,” and denounces the doubling of military aid to the Israeli government “without clear or enforceable red lines.”
It considered that the Israeli measures – which included cutting off electricity, limiting humanitarian supplies, and carrying out attacks that led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians – constitute “war crimes and crimes against humanity under international law.”
The site says that since the Vietnam War, the State Department has maintained a “dissent channel” to give diplomats – in outlying embassies and at the department’s headquarters – a way to record their opposition to official policies, and although these opposition memos are supposed to remain private inside the building, they are sometimes leaked. To the media.