Will the Israeli leader’s threat to invade Rafah disrupt Gaza ceasefire negotiations? | News Analysis


US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is optimistic about the possibility of reaching a ceasefire agreement in Gaza, as he continues his diplomatic efforts to halt the fighting. He has put forth a strong proposal for a truce, while engaging in talks in Egypt with Israeli and Hamas representatives.

However, the situation is tense as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed intentions to move forward with plans to invade Rafah, casting doubt on the prospects of a peace deal. Can Netanyahu’s threat derail the progress towards ending the conflict that has resulted in the deaths of over 34,500 Palestinians?

Hosted by Nick Clark, the discussion features insights from Daniel Levy, President of the US Middle East Project, political analyst Nour Odeh, and American University professor William Lawrence.


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