ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 141

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Potential Rafah offensive causing ‘growing divide’ between Israel and US, Biden administration official tells NBC

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

US President Joe Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York, September 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
US President Joe Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York, September 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A senior Biden administration official tells NBC News that “there is a growing divide between the US and Israel,” especially over a potential operation in Rafah.

The White House and State Department said last week that they would not support an IDF operation in the city before extensive planning was done on protecting civilians.

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