Armistice with Blinken's Trip to the Middle East

Jun 16, 2024 - 15:18
Armistice with Blinken's Trip to the Middle East


Hakime Zaimbashi


Antony Blinken traveled to West Asia on Monday to follow Joe Biden's peace plan for a ceasefire in Gaza. Blinken has visited the Middle East seven times since Hamas attacked Iarael on October 15 last year, and this is his eighth trip. It is notable that on this trip he was seeking to implement the American ceasefire plan and negotiate the possibility of stopping conflicts along the northern border of the occupied territories with regional countries to promote interaction between the occupying regime and neighboring nations.

Recently, the United States presented a resolution in the Security Council, approved by  14 votes in favor and one abstention by Russia. This is despite the fact that over the last 8 months, America has vetoed various resolutions that have presented the exact same demand on several occasions. So why should America propose a resolution that is 99% identical to the resolutions presented by other countries? It all comes back to the important and strategic issues that the region, the Zionist regime, America, and the world as a whole are facing these days.

Because the proposal that America is insisting on accepting by Hamas is almost similar to the proposal that Hamas accepted last month, but in the end Israel refused to accept it. Initially, Zionist officials thought that Hamas would not accept this agreement. Therefore, to maintain their image, they did not definitively oppose it and made its acceptance contingent on Hamas's acceptance. However, after Hamas accepted, senior Zionist officials insisted on continuing operations in Rafah and did not agree to a ceasefire. At present, Americans, seeking to secure their interests, have once again brought up the issue of a ceasefire. But what benefit does America derive from this peace proposal?

US President Joe Biden will be facing off against his Republican rival to secure his position in the White House this November. The ongoing Gaza war has posed significant challenges for his administration, making it crucial for him to take proactive measures to win over public opinion, particularly among the youth.Biden has encountered two major obstacles in this regard. Firstly, the influential Zionist lobby in America has hindered his ability to exert pressure on Tel Aviv to halt the war. Secondly, independent voters and progressive Democrats are calling on Biden to reconsider the special relationship with the Zionist regime and work towards preventing the genocide of Palestinians.[1]

In fact, up until now, Biden has pursued a "please everyone to win" policy. However, there are still serious obstacles to his victory. On one hand, Joe Biden has fulfilled everything Israel asked for in the Gaza war. On the other hand, he has constantly talked about trying to end the Gaza war and even mentioned the Netanyahu government not entering Rafah. In the end, the Israeli regime attacked Rafah. Despite the comprehensive support of the US in the Gaza war, the Israeli regime has not considered the interests of the US. This issue has made it difficult for Biden to secure victory again.

The reality is that Biden's win in 2020 was due to the union of the two main factions within the Democratic Party and the significant turnout, particularly among young people. However, now in American universities, some of these same young adults are protesting due to their discontent with Joe Biden's approach to the Gaza conflict. The lack of engagement from these youths and the declining youth voter turnout are major vulnerabilities for Biden's chances of success.[2]


Therefore, in the current period, when the Zionist regime and Netanyahu's cabinet have faced numerous differences and the resignation of senior officials, and are unsure of how to end the war, the United States has a prime opportunity to step in and negotiate with Netanyahu, Arab countries, and put pressure on Hamas to accept a ceasefire. During his trip to Cairo, the capital of Egypt, the US Secretary of State explicitly stated, "My message to the governments of the region is that if you want a ceasefire, put pressure on Hamas to agree."

According to reports, it appears that Biden's peace plan aims to achieve American goals and interests, as well as protect the Zionist regime. Additionally, the plan aims to demonstrate that Hamas is blocking the path to a ceasefire. Hossam Badran, a senior Hamas official, has wisely responded to the US's efforts for a ceasefire by stating, "Hamas has responded positively to the new ceasefire proposal and is currently reviewing it, despite the lack of public position and transparency from the Israeli government." He concluded by saying, "Netanyahu is the only obstacle to reaching a ceasefire agreement and ending the war."