Considering Kansas City Metro Opinion As War In Israel Worsens

For tonight we share a quick mainstream view of local opinion amid ongoing war in the Holy Land.

A quick survey . . .

There was one major local pro-Palestine protest but support for people in Gaza has been muted and much of the local discourse is focused on stories from Israel given KC's strong & historic connections to the U.S. ally.

Nevertheless . . . 

Partisan rhetoric is ramping up as the war intensifies.

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Overland Park native, now a rabbi in Israel, gives first hand account of the war there

Burnstein, an Overland Park, Kansas native, moved to Israel in 1996 and now leads a congregation caught in the crossfire.

Teachers' union at KU argues violence against Israel is necessary, as universities are rocked by pro-terror views

An affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers issued a statement Wednesday in solidarity with Hamas that encourages violence toward Israel. The Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition at the U...

Panel at the University of Kansas discusses war in the Middle East, potential problems ahead

A panel of experts from academic fields spoke Wednesday night at the University of Kansas about the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

Biden to make prime-time case for US assistance to Israel and Ukraine

President Joe Biden will address the nation in prime time on Thursday, fresh off a wartime visit to Israel.

Clergy member from Congregation Beth Shalom reacts to President Biden's address on war

KMBC 9's Brian Johnson watched the address with Tahl Ben-Yehuda, a clergy member of the Congregation Beth Shalom in Overland Park.

Hundreds arrested as US Jews protest against Israel's Gaza assault

Protesters in Washington demand ceasefire, marking rift in community as Anti-Defamation League condemns demonstration

What is Israel's endgame in Gaza invasion?

Israel is vowing to wipe out Hamas in a relentless onslaught on the Gaza Strip but has no obvious endgame in sight, with no clear plan for how to govern the ravaged Palestinian enclave even if it triumphs on the battlefield.

Developing . . .