Biden Will Host Muslim Leaders at White House for a Meeting on Gaza and a Scaled-Down Iftar Dinner

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    President Joe Biden waves as he arrives to board Air Force One, Thursday, March 28, 2024, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Biden is headed to New York for a fundraiser. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is hosting a small group of Muslim American community leaders at the White House for a meeting on Tuesday followed by a scaled-down Iftar dinner, as he seeks to relieve tensions over his administration’s staunch support for Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza.

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    Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will be joined by Muslim staffers in the Democratic administration and senior national security aides, a White House official said, in the most high-profile engagement yet between the White House and the Muslim American community since the war began six months ago. Muslim staffers will then join the president for a dinner to break the fast during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan.

    The White House did not immediately name the community members who would join the meeting.

    For the past two years, Biden has held large receptions to mark Ramadan and Eid at the White House, but those plans were shelved this year amid the war, which has seen more than 30,000 people killed in Gaza, the majority estimated to be civilians. More than 1,200 Israelis were killed in the Hamas attack on Israel on Oct. 7 last year, and about 250 Israeli troops have died in fighting since then.

    White House officials previously traveled to Detroit earlier this year and faced an icy reception from Muslim American community leaders in the swing state, where more than 100,000 Democratic primary voters cast protest votes for “uncommitted” as part of an organized showing of disapproval for Biden’s posture toward the conflict.

    News of Biden’s meeting was first reported by National Public Radio.


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    XYZ
    XYZ
    17 days ago

    His desperation is just so transparent …
    If he’s under the illusion that these Yishmaelim won’t stab him in the back first chance they get…. dream on. Murder, lying, cheating , stealing …. it’s in their DNA

    Bemmy
    Bemmy
    17 days ago

    Maga 2024

    ferfel
    ferfel
    17 days ago

    Melech Tiposh with Haman………………

    mee hoo ze
    mee hoo ze
    17 days ago

    Do they serve ice cream at the scaled down dinner? Because then Biden might get sidetracked and forget what the meal was for.