“Stop Gaza Genocide” Tidal Wave Gaining Momentum. | About 70 US city councils call for Israel-Gaza ceasefire. | Is Biden Deaf, or Over Captured by Zionist & Israel’s Lobbies to Listen to American officials, citizens and voters?
– According to Reuters, some 70 U.S. cities, including Chicago and Seattle, have passed resolutions on the Israel-Gaza war with most calling for a ceasefire, a Reuters analysis of city data shows, placing more pressure on President Joe Biden ahead of a November general election to help end the fighting.
– At least 48 cities have passed symbolic resolutions calling for a halt to Israel’s Gaza bombardment, with six others passing resolutions advocating more broadly for peace. At least 20 have passed resolutions condemning Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel, which sparked the current bloodshed, the data shows.
‘TAKING A STANCE’
San Francisco Board Supervisor Hillary Ronen said hundreds of Jewish and Muslim residents urged her to vote in favor of a resolution that passed in the city, one of the largest to approve it.
“For people like me, Jewish people with family members in Israel, it’s extra important for us to take a stance against this war,” Ronen said.
Mohammed Khader, policy manager with U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights Action, said advocates “hope that those empowered with local state or federal voting power will acknowledge their Palestinian constituents.”
Analysts cautioned that while much could change before the Nov. 5 election, local frustration with Biden could hurt him at the polls by suppressing turnout.
Nadia Brown, a professor of government at Georgetown University, said that many Democratic activists “don’t see voting or doing things at a national level as a way to get things they like.”
Brown added: “And if they don’t see that now, will they see that in November? I don’t think so.”