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The Democrats Are In Disarray Over Israel

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The Democrats want us all to believe that the Republicans are the ones who are suffering from disunity, but the truth is, it is they who have those issues. They can’t even agree on a simple fact that Hamas is a terror group and their recent wave of attacks on Tel Aviv – albeit an unsuccessful one – is a legitimate reason for Israel to fight back.

Recently, a $735 million arms deal that will provide Israel a level-up in offensive capabilities, sparked widespread disagreement among the Democrats.  The internal problems of the party are now being exposed because of the conflict between Tel Aviv and Gaza. 

Democratic Party leaders are divided in their stance towards the conflict in the middle east, with some of them choosing to stay loyal to their ally Israel, while the left-wing side believes that Israel is oppressing the Palestinian people.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez stressed however that the sale can’t be retracted anymore, as it already went through a 30-day period wherein the congress can review it and block it if they deem fit. 

“That arms sale was already noticed a long time ago. That has gone through a whole vetting process already. That’s the normal process. This is not an unusual process. This is the regular process, regular order on arms sales,” Menendez said.

Senior members like House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, believe that Israelis have the right to defend their nation and the Americans, being their number one allies, should give them unconditional support. 

“Hamas is dedicated to the destruction of Israel. It does not believe that Israel has the right to exist. It is a complicated situation, but I share the president’s view that there is no doubt that Israel has the right to defend itself,” Hoyer told reporters. 

The weapons sale is just the most recent form of aid that Israel will be receiving from the United States. The American government is also sending Israel $3.8 billion annually in defense support, a pact which House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Betty McCollum and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders wanted to be reviewed.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agrees with Biden’s call for a cease-fire. In an interview, Pelosi also stated that “it is in the U.S. national security interest to support security in Israel. Hamas exploited a volatile situation to initiate hostilities against Israel, launching more than 3,000 rockets, and as always, Israel has a right to defend herself.”

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