Understanding Israel’s Hard Choices

By Thomas L. Friedman

Produced by Vishakha Darbha

Israel has declared war on Hamas and the world is looking to the United States and the Biden administration for leadership. Thomas J. Friedman, a columnist for New York Times Opinion and long time reporter on the Israel-Palestine conflict, discusses President Biden’s tough choices when it comes to continuing efforts to forge an alliance in the Middle East — a vital step in creating a stable future in the region.

(A full transcript of this audio essay will be available midday on the Times website.)

Credit…Illustration by The New York Times; Photograph by Mark Kerrison/Getty Images

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This Opinion short was produced by Vishakha Darbha. It was edited by Alison Bruzek and Kaari Pitkin. Mixing by Efim Shapiro. Original music by Isaac Jones. Fact-checking by Michelle Harris. Audience strategy by Shannon Busta and Kristina Samulewski.

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