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Former State Department official’s reasons for resigning over ‘lethal assistance’ to Israel are ‘unbelievable’

A former State Department official resigned last week over the Biden administration’s response to the Israel-Hamas war. 

Josh Paul, the former director of congressional and public affairs at the department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, announced his resignation on Oct. 18 in a two-page letter posted to LinkedIn, stating he couldn’t stay because of a “policy disagreement” with the United States’ “continued lethal assistance to Israel.” 

“Let me be clear: Hamas’ attack on Israel was not just a monstrosity; it was a monstrosity of monstrosities.  I also believe that potential escalations by Iran-linked groups such as Hezbollah, or by Iran itself, would be a further cynical exploitation of the existing tragedy. But I believe to the core of my soul that the response Israel is taking, and with it the American support both for that response, and for the status quo of the occupation, will only lead to more and deeper suffering for both the Israeli and the Palestinian people – and is not in the long term American interest,” Paul wrote in part. 

Co-host Joey Jones argued the Biden administration has an “ideological problem.” “It’s a problem that goes into our universities and into our culture,” he said. “It is an ideological wormhole in our country that we have to understand that evil is evil and an ally protecting itself is not.” 

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Ashley Carnahan is a production assistant at Fox News Digital.


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