The Republican Party is putting the House Dems on edge with a high-pressure Israeli vote Thursday

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The House of Representatives will vote on Thursday on a bill to prevent President Biden from blocking offensive arms aid to Israel.

Biden has faced bipartisan backlash for denying Israel a shipment of bombs over fears it could be used in Rafah and for warning Israel that the US would not send assault weapons if they were used in population centers in the southern Gaza Strip.

The Israel Security Assistance Support Act would condemn the president's stance on Israel's invasion of Gaza while forcing the Biden administration to quickly ship all arms shipments already approved by Congress.

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Speaker Mike Johnson (left) is putting pressure on Democrats on Thursday with a pro-Israel bill opposed by his Democratic counterpart, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries. (Getty Images)

It would also withhold funding from the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State and the National Security Council if there were any delays in arms aid.

Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives and the White House are actively opposing the bill, but it is expected there will be at least some supporters on the left.

An aide to House Democrats told Fox News Digital that they expect about 10 left-leaning lawmakers to join Republicans in supporting the bill.

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Biden has faced a bipartisan backlash from pro-Israel lawmakers for withholding offensive aid. (Tierney L. Cross/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A second House Democratic aide put the number at fewer than 20 and noted that the White House was “pushing hard” against the bill.

At least two Democratic lawmakers — Reps. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., and Greg Landsman, D-Ohio — have told Axios that they vote for the bill.

The Israel issue has proven to be a powerful political cudgel for the Republican Party, as Democrats grapple with a growing chorus of voices increasingly critical of the US's traditionally unconditional support for Israel.

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Democrat New York Representative Ritchie Torres

Rep. Ritchie Torres, a New York Democrat, is expected to oppose his party's opposition to the Israel bill. (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

House Minority Whip Katherine Clark, D-Mass., said Wednesday morning: “We know this is a political sham bill. And really, if you look at this bill, that's what they want [the Pentagon], State Department, the NSC, in this time of global conflict. It is a shame.”

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In its veto threat, the White House called the bill a “misguided response to a deliberate distortion of the administration's approach to Israel.”

The vote comes days after Biden announced he would move forward with a $1 billion arms shipment to Israel, reports show.

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