A reluctant Biden gets involved in Middle East conflict as pressure mounts at home
The US president’s unquestioning support for Israel is being increasingly criticised by Congressional Democrats, young Democratic activists and civil rights groups
When Joe Biden became US president four months ago, he was determined that foreign spats would not distract him from the multiple domestic crises he faced at home.
On the day of his January 20 inauguration, 4,400 Americans died as the coronavirus pandemic crested its brutal third wave. The economy was in tatters and the country was still reeling from the violence it witnessed on January 6 when a MAGA mob stormed the US Capitol,...
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