The ongoing war between Israel and Palestine has raised tensions globally. The war has seen an expansion of the battlefield in the Middle East to Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and the Red Sea. It has also led to a surge in hate crimes against Jews, Muslims, and Arabs around the world. The conflict has formed rifts that could have electoral consequences both in the United States and in India’s general elections. President Joe Biden’s stance on the war may cost him votes in swing states such as Michigan, which has a significant Arab and Muslim population. India’s deepening ties with Israel may also become a wedge issue among the Indian electorate, while Germany’s support for Israel has sparked a quiet debate over freedom of speech when it comes to legitimate criticism of Israel’s government.