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Queen of Jordan: Time for US to use ‘political leverage’ to end war in Gaza

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell May13,2024

Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan on Sunday called on the international community to use its “political leverage” to compel Israel to let more aid into Gaza and bring an end to the ongoing war.

In a pre-recorded interview on CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” moderator Margaret Brennan noted that President Biden warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a month ago that U.S. policy would change if Israel’s tactics didn’t. She asked whether Queen Rania thinks the U.S. is starting to use its leverage.

“Well, look, there’s definitely been a change in tone and language. And you’re right; the President has been warning and has been trying very hard to persuade Netanyahu, for example, to not enter Rafah. But we’ve seen time and again, Israeli officials, not heeding the warnings or counsel or advice of allies,” she said.

“So, I think it’s time that the international community, including the U.S., really use this political leverage to compel Israel to end the war and to let aid in,” she continued.

In recent weeks, Israel has expedited the flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza, although international leaders still say more is needed to stave off famine in the strip.

Queen Rania’s comments also come amid talks of a cease-fire, as Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other U.S. officials have pressured officials in Hamas to accept the terms of a cease-fire.  

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2 thoughts on “Queen of Jordan: Time for US to use ‘political leverage’ to end war in Gaza”
  1. Well, it’s clear there has been a shift in approach. The President has been steadfast in his warnings and efforts to persuade Netanyahu. However, it seems Israeli officials persist in disregarding the counsel of their allies. Therefore, I believe it is imperative for the international community, including the U.S., to utilize its political influence to compel Israel to put an end to the conflict and allow humanitarian aid to flow in.

  2. Well, as a concerned citizen, I completely agree with Queen Rania’s call for the U.S. to use its political leverage to end the war in Gaza. It’s time for action and for the international community to step up and make a real difference.

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