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Why is the US continuing to arm Israel?

Mar 13, 2024   •   25 MIN

US intelligence agencies have concluded Hamas cannot be destroyed - a core aim of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's merciless onslaught on Gaza. So why is the US continuing to arm Israel - to fight a war it doesn't believe can be won?

In this episode:

  • Glenn Carle, U.S. National Security and Foreign Policy Specialist.
  • Yossi Mekelberg, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House.
  • Tamer Qarmout, Assistant Professor, Public Policy, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.

Host: James Bays

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