Former President Barack Obama acknowledged that he had modified his position on Israel’s conflict with Hamas due to criticism from activists and supporters.
Initially, he had supported Israel in dismantling Hamas, but later criticized Israel’s approach and emphasized the need for a two-state solution and an end to “occupation.”
“I had a conversation with a group of you around this issue, and you were passionate and pushed me around some of the public statements I’d made,” Obama stated to activists. (Trending: Is It Time For Joe Biden To Drop Out Of 2024?)
Obama did not differentiate morally between the Hamas attack and the Israeli response, attributing both to the failure to reach a solution.
He also mentioned his commitment to building a better future through his democracy forum.
All Americans should be horrified and outraged by the brazen terrorist attacks on Israel and the slaughter of innocent civilians. We grieve for those who died, pray for the safe return of those who’ve been held hostage, and stand squarely alongside our ally, Israel, as it…
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 9, 2023
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