The US will probably cobble together a deal over the budget but even if you are correct the issue here is one of ethics. Why should the Palestinians cease to get aid because they are pursuing a just cause? Why should Israel continue to get aid when it is pursuing a policy of occupation? One of the biggest tragedies of this conflict is how the US - a liberal, democratic country - has shown how easily it is able to abandon these values and replace them with unquestioning loyalty to a government controlled by ultra-nationalists and religious zealots.
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