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Navigating the perils: U.S. suspends arms to Israel amidst regional tensions

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In a move that could have significant repercussions for regional stability, President Joe Biden has decided to suspend a scheduled arms delivery to Israel.

U.S. President Joe Biden © Mena Today 

In a move that could have significant repercussions for regional stability, President Joe Biden has decided to suspend a scheduled arms delivery to Israel.

This decision comes at a critical time when Israel is deeply engaged in a military operation against Hamas in Rafah, aiming to neutralize terrorist threats and secure the release of hostages.

The suspension raises questions about the timing and the broader implications of the U.S. strategy in a region beset by terrorism.

Groups like Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Houthis continue to pose substantial threats, not just to Israel, but to the broader Middle East stability.

The U.S. decision might be seen as a withdrawal of support at a crucial juncture, potentially emboldening these groups.

By withholding military support, the U.S. risks alienating one of its closest allies while possibly compromising the effectiveness of Israel's ongoing operations against Hamas.

The objective of these operations is clear: to put an end to Hamas's terrorist activities and secure the release of hostages. With the stakes so high, the U.S. decision could be perceived as undermining Israel's security needs.

It is crucial to understand that Israel’s military actions in Rafah are focused on dismantling Hamas’s infrastructure and securing the release of hostages.

 Israel asserts that its operations are targeted and aimed at minimizing civilian casualties, focusing instead on Hamas’s militant capabilities.

That decision also sends the wrong message to U.S. allies around the globe and particularly to Ukraine, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia. Ultimately, this move will negatively impact America’s global leadership more than it will hurt Israel.

By Bruno Finel 

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