Left-wing Democrats hail block of extra $1bn aid to Israel

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Pro-Palestine staff in Congress are celebrating an “unprecedented victory” after preventing a request from Israel for an additional one billion dollars in US funding. The request was removed on Tuesday from a continuing resolution (CR) bill to prevent a government shutdown over exceeding the debt ceiling. The unusual request, which has the potential to shut down the US government for going over the debt ceiling, is controversial due to the US government’s long history of largely unobstructed aid to Israel. “Today was an unprecedented victory for people who fight for Palestinian rights. This ne…

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