US Senate
US Senate

We know that two wars are being fought right now and while there is a huge chance of escalation of a major war breaking out between either of these countries, it currently looks like the situation is under control with regards to the start of a World War. As far as the Israel-Hamas war is concerned, the Hamas side is fighting with the backs to their walls due to how the US is supporting Israel and no one else can clearly support Hamas, apart from Iran, due to it being recognized as a terrorist organization by many countries around the world. Also, new revelations have been made regarding Hamas’ brutality on October 7’s attack which has left them without any options to gain sympathy.

However, we also know that Israel needs to have the funding from US in order to fight this war with Hamas but there is now a hurdle in that because it is known that the US Senate’s Republicans have blocked the Ukraine and Israel aid bills due to their border dispute. We know that the US has a long-standing border dispute with Mexico and hundreds of illegal immigrants cross it every day and the US is not able to do anything about it.

As per a report by Reuters, “An emergency spending bill to provide billions of dollars in new security assistance for Ukraine and Israel was blocked in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as Republicans pressed their demands for tougher measures to control immigration at the U.S. border with Mexico. The vote was 49 in favor to 51 against, leaving the $110.5 billion measure short of the 60 votes needed in the 100-member Senate to pave the way to start debate, threatening President Joe Biden’s push to provide new aid before the end of 2023”.

The report adds that this included “every Senate Republican voting no along with Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent who generally votes with Democrats but had expressed concerns about funding Israel’s “current inhumane military strategy” against Palestinians”. It is also worth adding that Even if the bill passes the Senate, it still would need to be approved in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, where dozens of Republicans have voted against Ukraine aid including the Speaker.

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