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The Biden administration hasn’t moved forward with the sale of a fleet of F-15 jet fighters to Israel, US officials said Tuesday, reports The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

This delay underscores the dilemma facing Biden, who is battling pressure from his own party and criticism from Republicans.

The war in the Gaza Strip has become one of the most controversial foreign policy issues ahead of the US presidential elections.

Earlier, The Washington Post reported that two influential Democratic lawmakers who opposed the transfer of US weapons to Israel have changed their position under pressure from the White House. Therefore, this deal is unlikely to be blocked by the US Congress and would be one of the largest arms sales to Israel since the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in October 2023.

The State Department must now notify US lawmakers of this sale, which is a necessary condition for concluding the deal, but the US administration has not yet taken such a step, the WSJ added.

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