Vice President Kamala Harris spoke in Selma, Alabama Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the civil rights march known now as “Bloody Sunday.” She called for a six-week ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Middle East conflict that’s been raging since Hamas terrorists committed their unspeakable acts in a surprise assault on Oct. 7, 2023, when they murdered over 1,400 Israelis.

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Harris thinks the Israelis should temporarily stand down:

“[G]iven the immense scale of suffering in Gaza, there must be in immediate cease fire — for at least the next six weeks, which is what is currently on the table,” said the vice president, standing with her back to the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

She also delivered one of if not the sternest condemnations of Israel’s failure to allow humanitarian aid to citizens of the Gaza Strip, remarks that came after Israel’s military was widely condemned for opening fire as Palestinians swarmed an aid truck carrying flour.

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The remarks come a day before the VP is scheduled to meet with retired army general Benny Gantz, an influential politician and member of the Israeli war cabinet who has taken a tough stance on Hamas since the war broke out. 


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Harris pressed the Israelis to provide more aid, even though Hamas often simply steals it.

“The Israeli government must do more to significantly increase the flow of aid. No excuses,” said Ms Harris.

“As President Joe Biden said on Friday, the United States is committed to urgently get more lifesaving assistance, to innocent Palestinians in need. Yesterday, the department of defense carried out its first airdrop of humanitarian assistance. And the United States will continue these airdrops. And we will work on a new route, by sea, to deliver aid.”

Harris and her boss Biden face a political conundrum: they profess to support Israel’s right to self-defense, but many of their progressive supporters are pro-Hamas and anti-Israel and have shown their displeasure with endless protests. In the Michigan presidential primary, for instance, some Democrat voters chose “uncommitted” to signal their unhappiness with the administration.


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Harris meanwhile, continues to inspire exactly nobody: 

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One thing usually missing from the speeches given by ceasefire advocates and anti-Israel protesters: any mention of the hostages. How about you release them, then we’ll talk about a ceasefire. 


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