By Ben Sales 

Leading Democratic congressman wants 'assurances'


April 19, 2024

(JTA) — Rep. Gregory Meeks, the leading Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has said he would not approve a U.S. sale of F-15 fighter jets to Israel without “assurances” on what the jets would be used for.

“I’m waiting for assurances,” Meeks, who represents a district in New York City, told CNN on Tuesday. “It is enough of the indiscriminate bombing. I don’t want the kinds of weapons that Israel has to be utilized to have more death.”

Meeks is one of four lawmakers on Capitol Hill with the power to hold up weapons sales. He has previously supported Israel’s battle against Hamas an...

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