Blinken makes unnannounced trips to West Bank, Iraq in bid to negotiate humanitarian pause

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Former President Obama’s insistence that “all of us are complicit to some degree” in the Israel-Hamas conflict sparked by the Palestinian terrorist group’s brutal rampage last month did not go over well on social media.

In an interview with alumni of his administration on Pod Save America, Obama offered his opinion on the ongoing war following the initial attack that killed 1,400 Israelis on Oct. 7. He condemned Hamas’ actions but suggested that additional history is needed to contextualize the situation.

“What Hamas did was horrific, and there is no justification for it. And what is also true is that the occupation, and what’s happening to Palestinians, is unbearable, and what is also true is that there is a history of the Jewish people that may be dismissed unless your grandparents, or your great-great-grandparents, or your uncle or your aunt tell you stories about the madness of antisemitism, and what is true is that there are people right now that are dying who have nothing to do with what Hamas did,” he said.

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