The US is feeling the pressure of the war in Gaza because of the way President Joe Biden is deemed to be handling the conflict.
In the days after the October 7 Hamas attacks, Mr Biden visited Israel and expressed his staunch support for the country.
But as civilian casualties rise in Gaza, the Biden administration has begun to call for temporary pauses in hostilities and for more humanitarian aid to be allowed into the enclave, although it has, so far, rejected calls for a ceasefire.
Thousands of protesters held a rally in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza earlier this week amid a background of rising public anger towards policymakers.
In this episode of Beyond The Headlines, host Thomas Watkins, The National’s Washington bureau chief, examines the Gaza conflict from the US perspective.