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The Biden administration has ordered the release of around half of the shipment of heavy bombs that it held up out of concern over civilian casualties during Israel’s Rafah operation, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. While the 500-pound bombs are now “in the process of being shipped” and expected to arrive in the coming weeks, the heavier 2,000-pound bombs that were part of the same shipment have not yet been released, according to an American official. The United States decided to hold the shipment of heavy bombs in May, announcing the decision just as an Israeli ship was en route to…

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American officials warned the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah that it shouldn’t bet on the United States holding back Israel in the event of a potential regional war that could involve Iran, Politico reported Tuesday. The warning came just after the U.S. had warned Israel that in such a war, it may not be able to help it as much as it did during the Iranian attack back in April. In recent days, a growing chorus of international voices has urged de-escalation between Israel and Hezbollah, as the terror group sharply escalated its attacks in recent weeks. The unusual message is meant to deter Hezbollah and comes…

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Israel and Hamas fundamentally agree on the terms set in the first stage, but they disagree on how to officially end the war, according to a report in Politico Official figures in the Biden administration are increasingly casting doubt on the possibility that Israel and Hamas will reach a comprehensive ceasefire agreement under the current framework, according to four American sources familiar with the negotiations who spoke to Politico. Israel and Hamas fundamentally agree on the conditions set in the first stage, but they disagree on how to formally end the war, according to two sources who spoke anonymously. Despite…

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The letter comes amid growing pressure on Biden to continue to enact more policies critical of Israel. More than 90 retired US military generals and admirals have signed a new letter released this week in support of Israel and a strong US-Israel relationship amid heightened tensions between the Biden administration and the Jewish state. Organized by the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), the letter focused on the adverse consequences of weakening the US-Israel alliance. “Given our experience as retired American military leaders,” the letter reads, “we are very concerned about the security impacts of increasingly strained US-Israel…

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Senator Tom Cotton compares Biden’s freezing of arms sales to Israel with Trump’s impeachment over withheld Ukraine aid. A Republican senator has called on the House of Representatives to launch impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden over the president’s decision to halt military sales to Israel in a bid to prevent the IDF from destroying Hamas battalions in Rafah. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton took to Twitter to urge the Republican-held House of Representatives to impeach Biden, comparing the president’s decision to withhold arms from Israel with then-President Donald Trump’s impeachment for allegedly withholding aid from Ukraine for political purposes. “The…

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The Biden administration has withheld the approval of the sale to the Israel Defense Forces of two types of precision-guided bombs. Amid the Biden administration’s decision to withhold arms from Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed Jerusalem’s resolve to defeat Hamas, even if it has to fight without U.S. backing. Sharing a clip of his May 5 speech at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, the premier sought to reiterate that “no amount of pressure, no decision by any international forum will stop Israel from defending itself.” “Eighty years ago, in the Holocaust, the Jewish people were totally…

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump excoriated US President Joe Biden for his comments to CNN that he will halt arms shipments to Israel if it launches a full-scale invasion of Rafah. “Crooked Joe Biden, whether he knows it or not, just said he will withhold weapons from Israel as they fight to eradicate Hamas Terrorists in Gaza,” he wrote on his Truth Social account. “Hamas murdered thousands of innocent civilians, including babies, and are still holding Americans hostage, if the hostages are still alive.” “Yet Crooked Joe is taking the side of these terrorists, just like he has sided with…

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‘They’re going to have to tear me off this flag over my dead body,’ Stompel said.  A University of North Carolina student  who defended the US flag from anti-Israel protesters said he was willing to put his life on the line and said they would have had to take the flag “over my dead body.” Like many other US campuses, the quad of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was attacked by anti-Israel protesters who descended on a flag flying at half mast to commemorate four Charlotte officers who were killed in the line of duty. At one…

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Donald Trump praises “New York’s finest” for clearing encampment, retaking occupied building from anti-Israel protesters at Columbia University campus. Former president Donald Trump offered strong praise for the New York City Police Department, after officers raided a building on the Columbia University campus which was illegally occupied by anti-Israel students, resulting in hundreds of arrests. “New York was under siege last night,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Wisconsin, adding that the students and pro-Palestinian activists who broke into the building and briefly held a facilities worker hostage were “raging lunatics and Hamas sympathizers.” Trump said that the police…

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The NYPD Chief of Patrol slammed socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) after she voiced criticism against Columbia University for its decision to deploy New York City police officers to manage the violent Pro-Hamas anti-semitic demonstrators. Ocasio-Cortez defended the protesters, who have faced widespread bipartisan criticism in recent days. The New York Democrat condemned the university’s decision to involve law enforcement, particularly taking issue with the deployment of the New York Police Department’s Strategic Response Group. NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell took to twitter and wrote the following: Truly amazing! Columbia decided to hold its students accountable to the laws…

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