|Israel seems to be preparing for a ground invasion of Gaza as it looks to strip Hamas of its military and governing capabilities.
However, despite having one of the world’s most powerful militaries and being backed by the US, that will be no easy task given the urban environment. Insider’s Jake Epstein spoke to war experts about the complexities of fighting on the ground in Gaza.
Meanwhile, the US is reportedly considering sending a second aircraft carrier to join the Navy’s newest supercarrier into waters near Israel. Insider’s Elias Chavez has a complete rundown of the military support the US is sending toward Israel.
Back in the States, analysts are warning the war could impact the Fed’s ongoing fight with inflation. A key figure to watch to understand the war’s impact, according to CIBC Private Wealth US’s CIO David Donabedian, will be the price of oil.
The Israel war is also impacting another conflict: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
According to one report, Ukrainian intelligence accused Russia of giving Ukrainian weapons to Hamas fighters to undermine international support for Ukraine. And US officials told The Washington Post the White House might combine Ukrainian and Israeli aid requests in a single package to attract support from Republican lawmakers.
If the war in Israel drags on for weeks, it could eventually divide Democrats in Congress in something that mirrors the GOP discord over Ukraine, writes Insider’s Bryan Metzger.
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