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Whitmer Draws Backlash Over ‘Vague’ Post About Israel-Hamas War

Photo: Kirthmon F. Dozier ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

Oct. 10, 2023 ~ Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer drew backlash on social media over the weekend from a social media post about the war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Her message on X, formerly known as Twitter, stated that her “Heart goes out to all in the region,” but did not mention Israel by name, leading many conservatives and some Democrats to call Whitmer out for being too vague. She later clarified in another post that she believes “There is no justification for violence against Israel. My support is steadfast.


Oct. 9, 2023 ~ Osama Siblani, publisher of the Arab American News, talks to Chris Renwick about the ongoing Israeli-Hamas conflict and how it is affecting the Metro-Detroit Arabic community.

Oct. 10, 2023 ~ Emily Broder, associate director of ADL Michigan, talks to Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds about Hamas‘ attack on Israel, and how local leaders are responding to the war.

(CONTINUED) About 1,000 people are dead in Israel, with hundreds more kidnapped by Hamas militants, many of whom are reported to be civilians. In the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank, about 830 people are dead, with CBS News reporting that over 100 of those dead are children.