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Arriving in Michigan Tuesday, President Joe Biden stood locked in a nearly 8-minute discussion with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, an outspoken critic of the administration's Middle East policy.
The Michigan Democrat has urged Biden to condemn Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom she said "commits war crimes and openly violates international law" in a.
During an appearance on MSNBC Monday, Tlaib said Biden was "taking orders from Netanyahu, who is on corruption charges from stealing from his own people, the people he's supposed to be representing."
MSNBC Host Joy Reid Says Americans Have No Empathy for Palestinians
"I've been following this from a distance for a really long time, and I've never felt like Americans really care that much about Palestinians," Reid said."I've been following this from a distance for a really long time, and I've never felt like Americans really care that much about Palestinians," Reid told Representative Rashida Tlaib on The ReidOut on Tuesday. "As you said, they don't hear Palestinian voices. There seems to be no empathy.
"Enough, President Biden," Tlaib, the only member of Congress of Palestinian descent, charged. "You will not do this on our watch. You have to speak out against this violence in a very aggressive way that holds Netanyahu and his leadership accountable."
Biden shook Tlaib's hand before huddling with her on the tarmac at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, with fellow Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell alongside. At one point, Biden held his arm around Dingell, who represents Michigan's 12th Congressional District, a seat previously held by her deceased husband. Bideninitially wear a mask but put one on as he prepared to leave in a motorcade.
Dingell told reporters the group discussed "a lot of things," while Tlaib did not respond.
Biden keeps to 'quiet diplomacy' as calls for Israel-Hamas cease-fire ramp up
President Joe Biden on Tuesday continued to embrace "quiet diplomacy" as calls for Israel-Hamas cease-fire ramped up. On Monday, in a carefully worded statement, the White House said Biden "expressed his support for a ceasefire" during a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In his remarks at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, where Biden visited to tout his sweeping infrastructure proposal, the president spoke directly to Tlaib, calling her a "fighter" whom he admires.
"I pray that your grandmom and family are well in the West Bank," Biden said.
After days of public support for Israeli airstrikes,moved closer to calling explicitly for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as violence between the two parties escalated.
“The president expressed his support for a ceasefire,” the White House said in a readout of the discussion, Biden's third with Netanyahu since last week.
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Shortly before the White House issued its statement, Netanyahu said he had approved new operations, saying, “The directive is to continue striking at the terrorist targets.”
Congressional allies have jointly urged Biden to call for an “immediate ceasefire” to the conflict as violence escalated over the weekend.
Press secretary Jen Psaki defended the administration's stance, saying Biden has "been doing this long enough to know that the best way to end an international conflict is typically not to debate it in public."
“Every action we take is toward the end goal of ending the violence on the ground, to bring to end to the suffering of the Israeli and Palestinian people,” Psaki said. “We're not going to take actions or steps that we think would hinder that effort.”
She also criticized former President Donald Trump's Middle East efforts and called the peace process advanced by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner "dead on arrival."
Arab American advocates have planned three protests in Dearborn, a city that is 47% Arab American, while Biden is there,the Detroit Free Press.
AOC, Tlaib introduce resolution to halt weapon sales to Israel
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., announced Wednesday that they are introducing a House resolution to block an arms sale to Israel amid continued violence in the region. After the Washington Post reported that the Biden administration had approved a $735 million arms deal on Monday, there were multiple reports that Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee planned to send a letter to the administration requesting a delay in the sale. But on Tuesday, Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said there would be no such request. © Provided by Yahoo! News Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Ten Israelis have died in the conflict so far, the worst fighting since the 2014 50-day war. Close to 200 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, according to Palestinian officials.
On Tuesday, Gaza militants renewed attacks on Israel after a brief quiet overnight, while Israel responded with strikes.
“The IDF is not talking about a ceasefire. We’re focused on the firing,” Israel Defense Forces chief spokesman, Brig. Gen. Hidai Zilberman told Israel’s Army Radio Tuesday,Reuters.
On Sunday, Netanyahu told CBS, “We’ll do whatever it takes to restore order and quiet and the security of our people. … It’ll take some time. I hope it won’t take long, but it’s not immediate.”
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How Joe Biden Became the Stay-Out-of-It President .
While the White House said the President and his staff were working behind the scenes during the Israel-Gaza conflict, Joe Biden kept his public remarks focused on reining in the pandemic and jumpstarting the economy. As the violence in Israel and Gaza escalated over 11 days, Biden left the public remarks about the conflict largely to others in the Administration who described its efforts as “quiet” and “intense” diplomacy. When he stepped off Air Force One in Detroit on his way to the Ford plant, Rep.