State Department official resigns over U.S. response to Israel-Gaza conflict

Josh Paul, the director of congressional and public affairs at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, resigned on October 18th due to concerns about the Biden administration’s handling of the conflict in Israel and Gaza.

He emphasized the severity of Hamas’ attack and expressed his belief that the current approach would lead to further suffering for both Israelis and Palestinians, which he viewed as contrary to long-term American interests.