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Bringing his bill to a vote, said Sen. Ted Cruz, would reveal if Democratic lawmakers stand firm in support of Israel or veer to the hard left.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Americans need to take a “hard look” at whether such weapons sales fuel the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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They have been calling into question this ironclad support for Israel. In recent months, legislation has been by Democrats such as Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) to condition U.S. aid to Israel over its policies towards the Palestinians.
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Meanwhile, House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) approved $735 million in precision-guided missiles to Israel.
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Another issue to be discussed: the U.S. sale of F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates as part of a larger $23 billion arms deal.
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The act would require the president to provide congressional committees with detailed certifications to show that U.S. aircraft technology and Israel’s security are protected before such sales.
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The deal includes the procurement of F-35 and F-16 fighter jets, SH53K helicopters, refueling planes and the Eitan, a new-generation armored personnel carrier developed jointly by Israel and the United States.
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The U.S. State Department called the hold “a routine administrative action,” as new administrations usually review such matters.
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The entities are accused of manufacturing “lethal equipment” for Iran’s military, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, a U.S.-designated terrorist group.
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Defense Security Cooperation Agency also approves a $4 billion deal with Kuwait for the purchase and remanufacture of attack helicopters.
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