Joe Biden DELAYS sale of F-15 fighter jets to Israel

This is exactly what Netanyahu was talking about in the video he released this week about Biden delaying weapons and ammunition to Israel.

Last night the Wall Street Journal revealed that Biden is now delaying the sale of F-15 fighter jets to Israel. And this comes after two Democrats in Congress, Gregory Meeks and Ben Cardin, released their hold on the sale.

Here’s more from the WSJ:

The Biden administration hasn’t moved forward with the sale of a fleet of F-15 jet fighters to Israel, even after congressional leaders agreed to allow the major weapons deal to proceed last month, U.S. officials said.

Two top congressional Democratic leaders on May 22 removed a hold they had placed on the deal over concerns about civilian deaths in the war in Gaza. Releasing the hold would allow the State Department to formally notify lawmakers of the sale—a requirement for a major weapons deal to proceed—but the administration hasn’t yet taken that step, according to administration and congressional officials.

The $18 billion sale of 50 warplanes is one of the largest arms deals with Israel in recent years, and comes as President Biden is facing calls from leaders in his own party to withhold American weapons to pressure Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept an end to the Gaza war. The administration also is urging Israel to de-escalate tensions along its northern border with Lebanon.

“There is no policy guidance to slow down transfers to Israel,” a State Department official told The Wall Street Journal. However, some in the administration are concerned the deal could lead to broader congressional opposition, the official said.

“We are looking tactically at the timing. It is not a question of whether,” the State Department official said. “It is a question of when.”

The White House declined to comment.

“That is highly unusual. The formal notification after Congress has cleared the case usually takes, at most, a week,” said Josh Paul, a State Department official who resigned in October in protest of the Biden administration’s handling of the Gaza war.

“We are looking tactically at the timing”??? No, this isn’t about anything ‘tactical’. This is about Biden trying to force Israel to do what he wants with respect to the war in Gaza because of his election ambitions – i.e. beating Trump. And it’s absolutely sickening.

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