Last week, 57 Democrats sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding a joint State Department-FBI investigation into Israel’s killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. That’s over a quarter of the House Democratic caucus.
The list of signatories included some surprising names, not the least of which was Lou Correa (D-CA), who, along with Andre Carson (D-IN) spearheaded the letter. In my latest piece for Mondoweiss, I examine some of the implications of this letter and its significance. Sure, it almost certainly won’t lead to a credible investigation (Israel might be guilty of a war crime? Heavens, no, it’s just not possible). But what are the positives and negatives to this strong a call? I look into it.