Restrictions on Military Aid to Israel / Famine in Palestine

It seems late to just now be “considering” restrictions on military aid to Israel just after approving a spending bill in the house, and also when there is simultaneous debate about when to call the conditions in Palestine a famine. Those were the two juxtaposed headlines in my feed today. #CeasefireNow #StopArmingIsrael #StopGazaGenocide #NotMyTaxDollars

There’s already ‘catastrophic’ hunger in Gaza. Who decides when to call it a ‘famine?’

From NPR.org | A report out this week says hunger, malnutrition and even starvation are widespread in Gaza, but stopped short of declaring it a ‘famine.’ Here’s a primer on what that means, and who gets to decide. Full story here


Some Democrats are considering restrictions on military aid to Israel

From NPR.org | Israeli troops plan a Rafah offensive, but President Biden says civilians need to be protected. NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) about how the U.S. can get Israel to listen. Read Full Story Here.