Tag Archives: Israel

Congress Is Haggling Over Border Security: Where Does It Stand?

border security

Ariana Figueroa, Georgia Recorder As Congress negotiates the White House’s $106 billion supplemental aid request for Israel, Ukraine and U.S. border security, fights over immigration policy have tied up the request. The White House sent its proposal that includes nearly $14 billion in supplemental border security funding to Congress in late October, but it …

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American Girl Held Hostage by Hamas Safely Released

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden confirmed on Sunday that four-year-old Abigail Mor Edan, an American girl held hostage by Hamas in Gaza, is now free. President Biden shared the positive development with reporters from Nantucket, where he was spending the Thanksgiving weekend with his family. “Abigail was among 13 hostages released today …

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First Jewish Member of Congress Backs Cease-Fire

Becca Balint

Julia Conley, Common Dreams Progressives in Congress and Jewish advocates for Palestinian rights were among those applauding Thursday as U.S. Rep. Becca Balint became the first Jewish federal lawmaker—and the first representing Vermont—to support a cease-fire in Gaza. Balint (D-Vt.) reversed her earlier position, writing in the VTDigger that the …

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