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US lawmakers go on pro-Israel offensive at Blinken hearing

At a time when Palestinian rights advocates are hailing an apparent shift in US public opinion when it comes to Washington's support for Israel, lawmakers from both major parties are demonstrating the overwhelming backing Israel still enjoys from Congress.

At a hearing with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday, Republican and Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee took turns to praise Israel and condemn Hamas and other Palestinian factions after Israel's latest offensive on Gaza.

Multiple legislators called for additional assistance for the Israeli military, with Republicans citing the situation in Gaza to rebuke the Biden administration's diplomacy with Iran over its alleged support to Hamas.

Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior Democrat, set the tone early when he accused Hamas of war crimes for firing rockets towards Israel and asked Blinken about the status of supplemental assistance to the Israeli military to "replenish" Israel's missile defence system, the Iron Dome.

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"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." -- Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001.

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