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Dueling Democrats Debate Latest Israel-Palestinian Flare-up on House Floor



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Two blocs of Democratic lawmakers gave a series of remarks on the House floor on the current flare-up between Israel and the Palestinians, with one offering staunch defense of Israel amid Gaza rocket fire with the other offering unabashed support for Palestinians.

The first bloc of speakers supporting Israel included Reps. Elaine Luria, Brad Schneider, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Josh Gottheimer, Brad Sherman, Ted Deutch, Kathy Manning, Jim Costa and Lois Frankel.

The second bloc of speakers was organized by Rep. Mark Pocan. He was joined by Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Betty McCollum, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Jan Schakowsky, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Andre Carson and Joaquin Castro.

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