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Israel-Gaza situation has Biden facing bipartisan criticism
Israel-Gaza situation has Biden facing bipartisan criticism | Ian Bremmer | Quick Take

Israel-Gaza situation has Biden facing bipartisan criticism

Ian Bremmer's Quick Take: Hi, everybody. Ian Bremmer here and a Quick Take to kick off your week.

Of course, the Middle East is leading our concerns and the headlines right now. There is no deal despite Bill Burns, the most respected senior interlocutor the United States has to offer, director of the CIA, making a last-ditch effort last week in the region, including Israel, to try to get everyone to agree to a short-term cease-fire, in return for significant numbers of hostages being released. Did not happen. Lots of reasons for that. One is because it's hard to talk with Hamas, engage with Hamas. It is a terrorist organization. A lot of people refuse to negotiate with terrorists. And also because, by the time you get a message through to the leadership, it takes usually a minimum of a week, sometimes two, and things change quickly.

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Israel-Hamas war: Who is responsible for Gaza's enormous civilian death toll?
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Israel-Hamas war: Who is responsible for Gaza's enormous civilian death toll?

Ian Bremmer's Quick Take: Hi everybody. Ian Bremmer here. And a quick take. I wanted to talk a little bit about the latest on the Israel War in Gaza. We've seen the last few days, we have had a lot of escalation, the potential for this war to continue to spill over well beyond Gaza, including potentially with Iran, which really nobody outside of the region wants to see. Most in the region really don't want to see it either, but certainly plausible. Also, a very tough call between Biden and Netanyahu just in the last few hours. This on the back of the Israeli Defense Forces strike killing seven members of aid workers for the World Central Kitchen. The very well-known organization. Their founder, chef Jose Andres, both kind of a folk hero in the United States across the political spectrum for Democrats and Republicans and the Israelis have immediately apologized and taken responsibility for the act.
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Thick smoke rises from buildings after an Israeli air strike on the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Abed Rahim Khatib, Reuters

With the cease-fire over, it’s back to war for Israel and Hamas

War has resumed in Gaza following the end of the seven-day cease-fire between Hamas and the state of Israel, with each side claiming the other caused the collapse. Beyond the blame game, however, where do things go from here?

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Israel & Gaza: Is a ground invasion of Gaza likely?
Israel & Gaza: Is a ground invasion of Gaza likely? | World In :60 | GZERO Media

Israel & Gaza: Is a ground invasion of Gaza likely?

Ian Bremmer shares his insights on global politics this week on World In :60.

What would a ground invasion of Gaza look like?

Two steps here. And I do think it's very likely indeed. The first is the Israelis basically send troops in and divide Gaza in two. They surround Gaza City. They take over the rest of the territory. Small cities lightly populated basically, not urban warfare. That can be done in a matter of probably five days a week. But much longer than that is Gaza City itself. That's where they really get bogged down, take lots of casualties. That could be a matter of a month or even more. And of course, what do you do once you've taken it? No one's answered that.

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