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Palestinian Authority reportedly in talks with Biden Campaign

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Palestinian officials have confirmed to The Media Line that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is maintaining communication with the campaign of US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“Having dialogue with the Democratic candidate is important to the leadership,” one of the officials told The Media Line. “We want to let Mr. Biden know that we are willing and ready to talk.”

During President Donald Trump’s first term in office, he has shown strong support for Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt while drawing opposition from many Arab states backed by Iran.

In 2017, Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved the U.S. Embassy there. In 2019, he recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. He released a new Middle East plan in January 2020 in alliance with Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Meanwhile, the PA has condemned the policies of Trump’s administration as Trump has isolated the Palestinians and their Iranian backers by brokering peace deals with Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. More countries, including Sudan, are expected to also normalize relations with Israel.

As a result of the Trump administration’s efforts, Palestinian leaders cut off contact and refused to enter US-led talks with Israel.

And with the results of Tuesday’s election looming, the Palestinian leaders are eager for a Biden victory.

Jihad Harb, a political analyst for multiple Palestine media outlets, said the Palestinians are watching the election campaign with great interest because whoever wins will have major impact on the Palestinian cause, according to The Jerusalem Post.

“The [Palestinian leaders] definitely want Trump to leave,” said Harb. “He imposed a set of cruel, unfair and anti-Palestine measures, and therefore they prefer Biden, at least because of their experience with him during his years as vice president in the Obama administration.”

Joe Biden served as vice president for two terms under Barack Obama and as a leading Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before that.

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Biden’s Poor Polling and Harris’ Low Electability Rating Could Have Democrats Considering ‘Nuclear Option’

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway

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With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.

Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”

The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.

Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.

One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”

The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”

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