Some Politicians Calling for a “Ceasefire” Are Not Actually Calling for a Ceasefire

Posted on AllSides November 30th, 2023
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The list of members of Congress calling for a ceasefire in Gaza has grown to about four dozen, with several members joining the chorus over the last week, amid a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas and sustained protests across the United States. Yet as the word “ceasefire” gains currency, a closer look at some lawmakers’ statements raises questions about whether they are truly pushing for an end to the violence. 

Some members of Congress are coupling their calls for a ceasefire with conditions like the removal of Hamas, which...

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