Last week, The National received a draft policy paper regarding Palestinian affairs of the Biden State Department, written by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israeli-Palestinian Affairs, Hady Amr. Amr has a longstanding history of pro-Islamist positions, as well as advocating for the inclusion of Hamas in the peace process. Prior to this position, he was part of Obama’s negotiating team, and before that, the founding director of the Doha center of the Brookings Institution, which is funded in part by the Qatar government, the main patron of Hamas.
On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses how this purposeful leak by the Biden team signals its support for Hamas in the upcoming Palestinian legislative elections slated for May 22. Biden’s actions are part of a larger narrative seeking to depict Israel as the main obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace. With this plot, the Biden administration could severely break the brotherly bonds between Israel and the United States.