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Bradley Blankenship
Bradley Blankenship
Bradley Blankenship is a Prague-based American journalist, columnist and political commentator. He has a syndicated column at CGTN and is a freelance reporter for international news agencies including Xinhua News Agency.

Why the US decided to give peace in Gaza a chance

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Palestinian Representative to the UN Security Council speaking to the Security Council on Wednesday.

Washington was in a difficult position at the UN Security Council over its traditional ally.

In a historic move on Monday, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) achieved a breakthrough by passing a binding resolution aimed at securing a “lasting, sustainable ceasefire” in Gaza and advocating the release of all hostages held by Hamas since the October attacks on Israel last year.

This momentous step forward in international diplomacy signals a potential turning point in the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict, offering a glimmer of hope for peace in a region long plagued by violence and discord.

The decision by the UNSC comes after several failed attempts to broker a ceasefire. It underscores the growing global consensus on the urgent need to address the root causes of the conflict and pave the way for a peaceful settlement. The resolution, which was passed with overwhelming support from the international community, reflects a shared commitment to upholding international law and promoting stability in the region.

The US, traditionally a staunch ally of Israel, notably abstained from vetoing the resolution this time, signaling a shift in its approach and a willingness to engage constructively in multilateral efforts to end the violence – though it has said that it does not represent a change in policy. This decision reflects a recognition of the need for a balanced approach that takes into account the legitimate concerns and aspirations of both Israelis and Palestinians.

With the UNSC resolution now enshrined as international law, all UN member states are bound by its provisions, setting a clear mandate for concerted action to implement its objectives. This presents a unique opportunity for diplomatic initiatives and coordinated efforts to de-escalate tensions, rebuild trust, and create the conditions necessary for lasting peace and stability in the region.

However, despite the optimism surrounding the UNSC resolution, significant challenges remain on the path to peace. The Israeli government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has vowed to carry out operations in Rafah, a densely populated area where millions of displaced Palestinians now reside. This escalation threatens to further exacerbate tensions and undermine efforts to achieve a ceasefire and pave the way for meaningful negotiations.

Moreover, Israel’s position as a key strategic ally of the United States poses a dilemma for Washington, which has long maintained unwavering support for Israel’s security and sovereignty. While the US remains committed to its alliance with Israel, the changing geopolitical landscape and evolving strategic priorities have complicated its stance on the conflict.

The Biden administration faces pressure from both domestic and international stakeholders to balance its support for Israel with a commitment to upholding international law and promoting peace in the Middle East. Should the US allow Israel to destroy the last remaining Palestinian holdout in Gaza, Biden will almost certainly lose the 2024 presidential election to Donald Trump. Additionally, relations with Muslim countries would be shattered beyond repair, as well as endangering US military personnel in the region.

The prospect of a full-scale war looms large, with Israel’s military capabilities and the broader implications of its actions raising concerns about the potential for a regional conflict. The possibility of an invasion by neighboring Arab states adds another layer of complexity to an already volatile situation, highlighting the need for concerted diplomatic efforts to prevent further escalation and find a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

Further, Israel’s nuclear ambiguity and so-called “Samson Option,” its rumored unofficial retaliatory policy, raise serious questions about whether spillover in the conflict, prompted by the state’s potential ground operation in Rafah, could trigger a international thermonuclear war. The situation in the Middle East thus represents a major threat to international security, underscoring why major countries like Russia, China, and Brazil have been adamant about a ceasefire.

Despite these challenges, there are reasons for cautious optimism. The UNSC resolution represents a significant step forward in international efforts to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and provides a framework for meaningful dialogue and engagement. By building on this momentum and redoubling efforts to promote reconciliation and mutual understanding, there is hope for a brighter future for the people of Gaza and the wider Middle East.

While the road to peace remains long and arduous, the UNSC resolution offers a ray of hope in an otherwise bleak landscape. By seizing this opportunity and working together in good faith, the international community can help pave the way for a just and lasting peace in the region. Now is the time for bold leadership, unwavering commitment, and a shared vision of a future defined by cooperation, coexistence, and prosperity for all.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of DTNZ.

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  1. The J***** Talmudic Zionists in Israel are NOT going to abide by any ceasefire.
    Did you see the recent murders of Palestinian Teens walking home who were obliterated on camera?
    Or the two Palestinian teens who were leaving one of the destroyed hospitals while waving a White Flag, who were then gunned down, and then their bodies scooped up with a Caterpillar wheeled front-end loader and placed in a rubbish pile?
    The J*** are Talmudically-taught that they DO NOT have to abide by the laws of the Gentiles or Goyim. They see the UN Security Council as just that!
    Once they attack Syria , Jordan and Lebanon in full force once they have completely destroyed Gaza and the West Bank, that is when Russia just might get involved defending their assets in Syria.
    Who knows; perhaps there has already been a Russian Belgorod-based Poseidon Nuclear Torpedo parked off the coast of Tel-Aviv, or suitcase nukes / dirty bombs that are ready to trigger with just the use of a mobile phone #…
    The Arab Nations are not getting involved until they are invaded / attacked, and their source of wealth threatened (oil wells), and there aren’t enough Muslim Nations that can afford to deploy to the Middle East.
    The Arabs, for now, have no intention of helping the Palestinians as to do so would threaten their sources of income with the deals that they made with…ISRAEL!
    Israel and parts of the Middle East are depleting their water reserves, and the land is now contaminated with depleted uranium shards of shrapnel and projectiles.
    This is why the Ukraine was converted over in 2014 to have three simultaneous J3wi$h / Zionist Presidents, at the urging and covert coup staged by Global Socialist Obama and J***** Victoria Nuland. This was planned via Chabad in1994 via Rabbi Schneerson, and activated in 2014.
    The J*** in Israel now need to move to a new water source, and fertile fields while trying to reclaim ancient Khazaria from Russia as they did in 1917, with 65 million Russian Orthodox Christians dying at their hands.
    Putin will never allow that to happen again. That is why he is being targeted and harangued by the J*****-owned MSM!
    Interesting that the J3w$ are seeking a new land; and Victoria surname reflects that ie Nuland…!

  2. Americans are seeing the atrocities in Gaza and the West Bank, and have witnessed the illegal Israeli actions for 76 years. They know that their taxpayer money is funding this as a second party to the genocide of the Palestinians, and are helpless to stop it EXCEPT-
    During an election year, but even that doesn’t matter now, as the last election was verified as stolen, and the proof of that was ignored by the J*** on the *SCOTUS (*SCROTUM) (Supreme Court Recently Overthrown by Talmudic Underhanded Morons)
    Would Trump getting in next January change things?
    Probably not, due to the horrible Kushners and the inside family dirt they have on ‘The Donald’.
    Trump was told to get rid of Jared Kushner and Little Princess early on in his Presidency, and was told NOT to engage with Fauci, Bill Barr, the FBI heads, reign in the CIA, and war-mongering *John Bolton (*the Schnauzer). He ignored these suggestions and pleas while continuing his support for Israel under pressure from the J*** in both the House and Senate, AIPAC, and numerous J**** / Israeli lobbies.
    He ignored the advice, warnings and expose’ of Congressman Jim Traficant and Congress Wellstone, both of whom pre-deceased Trump going into the White House.
    Those on the White House staff who were not compromised and were pleading with Trump to stop interacting with devious personalities, were later fired by the Zionist-based Biden Administration later on.
    Both Trump and Biden are equally bad, with Trump being the lesser of the evil two.
    But as Mike Rivero has noted at ‘What Really Happened’.com, voting for the lesser of the evil is still evil.
    That is why I’ll probably vote for RFK Jr., as he has shown who and what the real enemies are, provided he survives attempts by the Zionist Banksters of being assassinated like his father and uncle were…!
    If the latter happens, then I’ll be in writing Vladimir Putin for U.S. Presidenton my absentee ballot here in Tokolau, as he knows who America’s true enemies really are, and are shared with Russia.

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