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Biden's move to send $1 billion in weapons to Israel could backfire

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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The US plans to send more than $1 billion in arms and ammunition to Israel despite growing tensions between President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Officials said the weapons package would consist of about $700 million in tank ammunition, $500 million worth of military vehicles, and $60 million in mortar rounds, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Getting the weapons to Israel could be a lengthy process. As CNN noted, Congress needs to be officially notified of the sale and approve it.

It comes days after Biden withheld...

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