Amid Controversy, Biden Team Stands by Appointment of Palestinian-American Senior Aide

Reema Dodin faced immediate criticism from some conservative groups but is backed by veteran politicians and Jewish Democrats

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The appointment of Reema Dodin, a Palestinian-American Senate staffer, to a senior position by President-elect Joe Biden is being celebrated by Democrats and Arab-American organizations as fulfilling Biden’s promise to build a diverse team that “looks like America.”

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