Jewish lawmakers in the United States are increasingly expressing critical views of the Israeli aggression against Gaza, which has resulted in the killing of over 12,000 Palestinians, including at least 5,000 children
Pro-Israeli US lawmaker Jon Ossoff, who had previously been cautious in his comments on “Israel”, made a strong statement on Wednesday, criticizing the civilian casualties and suffering in Gaza caused by the Israeli brutal aggression. He described it as “unnecessary”, a “moral failure” and deemed it “unacceptable” to the United States.
Addressing the Senate, Ossoff stated, “The extent of civilian death and suffering in Gaza is unnecessary. It is a moral failure, and it should be unacceptable to the United States.”
“…. An unmitigated humanitarian disaster in Gaza… undermines American national security…; it damages the credibility of the United States and our allies as champions of a future defined by humanitarian values,” Ossoff said.
“If in six months Gaza is rubble and tens of thousands of civilians dead and millions of desperate refugees with no viable plan to govern its ruins, that would be a disaster not just for all those killed and wounded and immiserated, but also for Israel, for the region and the United States,” he further stressed.
Elsewhere in his remarks, he urged the political leaders of “Israel” to demonstrate “wisdom” and heed the advice of their greatest friend and ally, the United States.
Commenting on this issue, Israeli media acknowledged the emergence of critical voices from Representatives Becca Balint of Vermont, Dean Phillips of Minnesota, and Georgia’s Jon Ossoff, indicating a potential erosion of the longstanding US support even among US lawmakers.