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Nancy Pelosi's shift to Israel may not be what it seems.

PoliticsNancy Pelosi's shift to Israel may not be what it seems.

40 House Democrats sent a letter to President Biden urging him to reconsider his decision to authorize the transfer of a new arms package to Israel. In light of the recent strike against aid workers and the increasing humanitarian crisis, we believe it is unjustifiable to approve these weapons transfers.

Nancy Pelosi was the only one who stood out among the others. In January, she suggested that calling for a cease-fire was Mr. She said that some of the protesters were connected to Russia.

The statement from Pelosi's office offered a measured rationale for her signing the letter. Speaker Pelosi is sympathetic to some of the thoughts in the letter, and she feels very strongly that there must be a comprehensive, independent investigation into the killing of the World Central Kitchen heroes. Speaker Pelosi knows President Biden's support for Israel and empathizing with the innocent civilians in Gaza, and she respects his judgement in how to proceed, so she's unlikely to personally block traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge anytime soon. It adds to the degree to which Democratic frustration with Israel's conduct in its war against Hamas has reached a boiling point. For the first time in recent memory, Biden, the State Department, and leading pro-Israel Democratic voices in Congress have suggested that the U.S. put conditions on military aid to Israel. The number of signatures was raised to 56 by Monday evening, as many members who had hoped to sign were overseas. They allow members to register dissent with an administrative policy that is becoming less popular. There is a central issue in the Congress where the anger following the attack could complicate the vote count. Speaker Mike Johnson is about to use the upcoming work sessions of Congress to figure out assistance to Ukraine. If the House votes on the bill the Senate has already passed that bundles together military assistance for Ukraine, he will push it through. The main issue is still that of sending money to Israel. Democrats would have to put up the lion's share of votes to pass the package, and about 20 already weren't prepared to support it given the Israel assistance. Israel military assistance is becoming more difficult to vote for for Republicans and Ukraine military assistance is becoming harder to vote for for Democrats. Splitting the package into separate votes wouldn't make the passage of either more likely, in either the House or the Senate, which would have to vote again. You wouldn't want to bet against the bill, because it is a high priority for the United States and its allies. The spokesman for Pelosi had no comment on the package. She is a strong supporter of assistance forUkraine in its defense of democracy and is determined to make sure they have the resources they need to win.

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