While much of the world blames the US for its uncritical support for Israel, the stepdaughter of the country’s vice president, Kamala Harris, is participating in a fundraiser to help the Palestinian Gaza Strip. And to top it all off, her father is Jewish, but she doesn’t profess her faith at all.
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While much of the world accuses the US of aiding “Israeli state terrorism,” fundraisers for Gaza are being held right inside the White House.
Vice President Kamala Harris married lawyer Doug Emhoff in 2014 and gave birth to his daughter named Ella. Apparently, she has a close relationship with her stepmother.
Now the vice president’s stepdaughter, a 24-year-old fashion designer and designer, is organizing a fundraiser to support Gaza.
She shared a fundraiser organized by the New York Post on her Instagram. It called for “urgent aid to the children of Gaza”, but the appeal lacks any mention of the terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel on October 7, which killed hundreds and took hostages.
The campaign has raised $7.8 million to aid Gaza so far, it is not clear whether Emhoff contributed to it herself.
Curiously, her father became a relatively well-known face in the American Jewish community. But Ella herself does not identify as Jewish and states that this belief has no effect on her.
The daughter of the “second gentleman” (as her father is nicknamed in the USA after the example of the “first lady”) has been no stranger to political activity since childhood. At the beginning of the millennium, the whole family supported the introduction of gay marriage in California, now Ella is known as a fighter for the rights of transgender people.
However, such a vigorous entry into world politics caught many by surprise. “It’s very worrying and I find it disgusting. And to be honest with you, I’m pretty shocked by that,” said Republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew, who serves on the House Homeland Security Committee.
According to him, it is clear that any humanitarian aid to Gaza ends up in the hands of Hamas terrorists.
The Biden administration has a conflicted stance on Israel and its response to the Gaza terror attack. On the one hand, President Biden repeated several times that Israel has the right to defend itself, but at the same time warned against hitting civilians.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has called privately and publicly to stop the fighting and give civilians a chance to leave, even though Israel delayed the attack for more than a week precisely because of the civilians leaving. Biden also called for increased humanitarian aid to civilians.
Foreign Minister Antony Blinken went directly to Israel to personally interpret this Biden initiative.
John Kirby, President Biden’s national security adviser, said the U.S. had “frank discussions” with Israel to reduce civilian casualties.
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author: Jakub Vosáhlo
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