US lawmakers try to halt weapons deliveries to Israel

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US House progressives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Mark Pocan are pushing to prevent the delivery of US weapons to Israel. Last week, the lawmakers submitted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require the US administration to the deliveries of Joint Direct Attack Munitions and Small Diameter Bombs to Israel for a year. Some of these were used in Israeli strikes on Gaza in May, which drew international criticism and increased pressure on Israel’s allies to act. The proposed amendment follows a May resolution by the three lawmakers aiming to …

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