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With a government shutdown averted, funding for Israel and Ukraine remains in the air

Nov 17, 2023
A bipartisan group of Senators is working on a compromise on immigration that would be included in a broader package of aid for Ukraine and Israel.
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives also passed a $14 billion aid package for Israel, with no funding for Ukraine.
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How one bakery in Gaza is grappling with sparse resources and mounting demand

Nov 9, 2023
Local reports say Israeli airstrikes have destroyed bakeries across the strip, while many of those that remain are struggling to operate due to lack of fuel and flour.
A Palestinian woman makes bread over a fire in Khan Yunis, Gaza on Nov. 6. A lack of fuel and flour has made bread scarce in Gaza.
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What the Israel-Hamas war means for Gaza's already suffering economy

The economic toll of Israel's total blockade has humanitarian repercussions.
The aftermath of an Israeli strike on the Jabalia camp for Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip. Prior to the war, Gaza's economic development was already restricted by Israeli security measures.
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A look at the history of U.S. aid to Israel

Oct 23, 2023
The U.S. has given Israel $158 billion since Israel was founded, not adjusting for inflation, according to the Congressional Research Service.
Above, President Joe Biden addresses the nation on the war between Israel and Gaza on Oct. 19. Biden's request for $14 billion in aid for Israel has yet to come before the speaker-less House.
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How humanitarian aid is being distributed in Gaza

Here's how it's distributed, and a look at why direct cash transfers are simply not sufficient given the state of Gaza's economy.
A convoy of trucks carry humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip on Oct. 22.
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