The Los Angeles Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic Hof on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas and how it has affected the US-Israel relationship:

“Surely there is a degree of tension between the U.S. and Israel,” said Frederic C. Hof, a former State Department official now a Middle East expert at the Atlantic Council. “It’s not about going after missiles and tunnels. It’s about military operations in densely populated areas, where aerial bombardment, artillery shelling and tank gunfire are being employed with inevitably — even if unintentionally — disastrous effects on innocent civilians.”

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