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Rift grows in Biden administration over Palestine issue

Rift grows in Biden administration over Palestine issue US President Biden conveys 'unwavering US support' in phone call with Netanyahu, Tel Aviv, May 13, 2021, Anadolu Agency
By Ihlas News Agency
Jun 22, 2024 10:19 PM

As Israel’s genocide in Gaza continues, a significant development occurred in the U.S., where Andrew Miller, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israeli-Palestinian Affairs, resigned.

According to the Washington Post, Miller told his colleagues that he left the job because the ongoing conflict since October consumed everything and he saw his family less.

Miller stated that he would prefer to stay in his job and fight for what he believes in, even in areas where he disagrees with the administration, if it weren’t for personal responsibilities.

According to CNN International, Miller played a key role in the presidential decree issued in February, which included sanctions against numerous Israeli settlers attacking Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. Miller is known as a principled supporter of Palestinian rights and statehood.

Previously, Miller served as a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and as Director for Egypt and Israeli Military Issues at the White House National Security Council under President Barack Obama from 2014 to 2017.

Last Updated:  Jun 22, 2024 11:14 PM