Understanding Israel’s Hard Choices

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By Ketrin Agustine

Israel has declared war on Hamas and the world is looking to the United States and the Biden administration for leadership. Thomas J. Friedman, a columnist for New York Times Opinion and long time reporter on the Israel-Palestine conflict, discusses President Biden’s tough choices when it comes to continuing efforts to forge an alliance in the Middle East — a vital step in creating a stable future in the region.

(A full transcript of this audio essay will be available midday on the Times website.)

A green and white photo illustration of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Illustration by The New York Times; Photograph by Mark Kerrison/Getty Images

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This Opinion short was produced by Vishakha Darbha. It was edited by Alison Bruzek and Kaari Pitkin. Mixing by Efim Shapiro. Original music by Isaac Jones. Fact-checking by Michelle Harris. Audience strategy by Shannon Busta and Kristina Samulewski.

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