Top Democrat looking to delay $735 million sale of precision missiles to Israel

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Top Democrat looking to delay $735 million sale of precision missiles to Israel
Gregory Meeks, head of the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee, who has been endorsed by AIPAC, wants to give panel time to review deal in light of Gaza fighting
By Jacob Magid

House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Gregory Meeks is considering sending the Biden administration a letter in the coming days requesting that it delay a $735 million sale of precision-guided missiles to Israel. Meeks wants the delay in order to give his panel time to review the purchase, a congressional staffer told The Times of Israel on Monday. Democrats on the committee met earlier today to discuss the ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza, and one of the members raised a Washington Post report that broke the story on Biden’s advancing of the weapons sale at the beginning of the month, the staffer said. Congress was notified of the proposed sale of the precision-guided munitions on May 5, at least six days before Palestinian terrorists in Gaza began firing rockets toward Israel, The Washington Post reported. But several members said during Monday’s meeting that they had been unaware of the announcement.

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