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Democrats clash over conditioning aid to Israel

Posted on AllSides November 19th, 2023
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A top Senate progressive's call to condition aid to Israel on a drawdown of the war in Gaza sparked a fierce backlash from pro-Israel Democrats.

Why it matters: It's the latest schism among Democrats over the war as lawmakers face enormous pressure from pro-Palestinian activists to address the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Driving the news: "The U.S. provides $3.8 billion a year in aid to Israel and the Biden administration wants $14.3 billion more," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), said in a statement Saturday.

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