Diplomatic games and genocide

Antony Blinken apparently told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week that, “You need a coherent plan, or else you’re going to be stuck in Gaza.” According to the US Secretary of State, Netanyahu’s genocidal actions will either consolidate Hamas in Gaza or lead to anarchy and more “terrorism”. Blinken needs to refer to the definition of genocide and link it to what Israel is doing in Gaza. The diplomatic status quo is long gone. Nevertheless, the diplomatic games continue. At the UN Security Council, the US abstained from a vote on a draft resolution calling for a ceasefire during Ramadan. The resolution itself didn’t call for much; the timeframe is too short. And yet, even for a short period, … Continue reading Diplomatic games and genocide