As Israel focuses on winning the war against Hamas, the United States has been pushing for commitments on what comes next. Speaking in Tokyo last week, Secretary of State Antonio Blinken He established five “Nos”: “No to the forced displacement of Palestinians from Gaza. . . . Do not use Gaza as a platform for terrorism or other violent attacks. There will be no reoccupation of Gaza once the conflict ends. No attempt to blockade or besiege Gaza. “No reduction in Gaza territory.”
If only the Biden Administration had as many red lines for Iran. The Secretary of State might also recall that the postwar American occupations of Japan and Germany continued into the 1950s and included territorial adjustments.
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