Is America’s Blank Check for Israel Ending?

Source: Reason
by Matthew Petti

“President Joe Biden is holding up a shipment of 3,500 guided bombs to Israel after U.S.-backed negotiations for a ceasefire and an exchange of captives with Gaza broke down. It’s the most significant exercise of U.S. leverage over Israel in a long time — and comes after Biden spent months resisting the idea of any limits on how the Israeli military could use American taxpayer aid. … Cutting off the flow of free bombs is a signal that, rather than preferring that Israel do more to protect Palestinian civilians, Washington actually wants the war to end soon. Still, the Biden administration has been keen to keep any decision-making inside the White House and out of the public’s hands.” (05/08/24)