White House exploring how to force Netanyahu out – report

File - US President Joe Biden is greeted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) after arriving at Ben Gurion International Airport, on October 18, 2023, in Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
File - US President Joe Biden is greeted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) after arriving at Ben Gurion International Airport, on October 18, 2023, in Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Growing frustration with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s handling of the ongoing war in Gaza has led US officials to explore what can be done to force the collapse of his government, according to an unconfirmed US news report.

An Israeli expert who frequently consults for US officials is quoted by New York Magazine as saying, “I have been asked by a serious administration figure what it is that will force the Netanyahu coalition to collapse. They were interested in the mechanics, what can we demand which will collapse his coalition.”

A US expert quoted in the reports says that White House realizes that “Netanyahu is in a corner of his own making. He has no room to maneuver. He is screwing us. The politics of this have to completely change, and I think time is running out.”

The report comes hours after the release of a hard-hitting MSNBC interview with US President Joe Biden, in which he highlighted deep concerns in Washington over civilian deaths in Gaza, asserted that Netanyahu is doing more harm than good to Israel and its interests, and called the planned IDF operation in southern Gaza’s Rafah a “red line.”

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