June 19, 2024

Senate Dems stew over Biden’s military sale to Israel

Source: The Hill

Journalist: Laura Kelly

Supporters of the military sale to Israel say it is important in context that it addresses larger Israeli and American security interests in the region, and they say it also serves as an important signal of pressure on Hamas to agree to a cease-fire by demonstrating U.S. and Israeli solidarity.

“Closing the daylight between the U.S. and Israel, continuing to show full-throated support for Israel’s security, that puts more pressure on [Hamas military chief in Gaza] Yahya Sinwar, which is where the pressure is needed,” said Jonathan Lord, a former professional staff member for the House Armed Services Committee and currently a senior fellow and director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.

But not all Democrats in the Senate want to absolve Netanyahu from responsibility for the toll of destruction in the Gaza Strip.

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  • Jonathan Lord

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Jonathan Lord is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security program at CNAS. Prior to joining CNAS, Lord served as a professional staff member for the House Arme...