Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden names California Sen. Kamila Harris as his running mate. A former California attorney-general, Harris, who is of Indian-Jamaican heritage, is the first African-Asian woman to fill the number two slot in a US presidential race. Ending her own bid for the presidential ticket, she is seen as a political centrist in keeping with Biden’s moderate worldview rather than a “progressive.” With a record of support of Israel, Harris addressed the AIPAC conference in 2017, and recently visited Israel and the West Bank with her Jewish husband Doug Emhoff. Like Biden, she favors a two-solution for the Israel-Palestinian dispute but is against putting pressure on Israel for a peace deal.
The senator has also publicly endorsed Israel’s “right of self-defense” from Hamas attacks.