Queen Rania of Jordan is facing intense backlash after a highly controversial interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour where she expressed strong criticism towards the US and Israel for their actions in Gaza. The interview, which surprised many, has sparked outrage among Americans who are calling out Queen Rania's alleged hypocrisy and inconsistency in her stance on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
During the interview, Queen Rania condemned the strikes carried out by Israel in Gaza while emphasizing the need for more support for Palestinians. However, she faced criticism for downplaying Hamas' killing of Israeli civilians and questioning the authenticity of reported Israeli baby deaths during a Hamas attack on October 7.
Prominent figures such as CNN contributor Alyssa Farah Griffin and FOX commentator Katie Pavlich took to social media to express their outrage, accusing Queen Rania of selectively condemning Israel while enjoying a life of luxury in Jordan. Griffin specifically mentioned Queen Rania's refusal to take in Palestinian refugees despite claiming to be deeply concerned about their well-being.
Critics also pointed out that Queen Rania failed to mention the legitimate reasons behind the erection of the separation wall, namely numerous suicide bombings targeting innocent Israeli civilians. Furthermore, her description of Gaza as "occupied by Israel" disregarded the fact that Israel withdrew from the region in 2005.
Israeli activist Yoseph Haddad strongly denounced Queen Rania, accusing her of spreading lies and supporting terrorism. He posted a disturbing image of a burned and severed head, highlighting the brutal reality of Hamas' actions.
While CNN's Christiane Amanpour defended Queen Rania's statements as reflecting popular sentiment worldwide, she highlighted the need for sympathy towards Israelis and condemnation of Hamas. Amanpour acknowledged that Hamas' atrocities, including the killing of infants, had been verified by CNN and other international media outlets.
As tensions between Israelis and Palestinians persist, Queen Rania's controversial interview has only served to deepen the divide. The call for equal condemnation of both sides in the conflict has sparked intense debate, raising questions about the effectiveness of such rhetoric in achieving peace and understanding in the region.