You can blame OBAMA for ASSAD. Obama was mainly ineffective on middle east policy. UNLESS is benefitted IRAN and ISIS, Then he was all for anything to strengthen both these radical Muslim terrorist entities.. The Russians now have a strong ally in the middle east in Assad. As for giving Israel "assistance" it's a little known fact that U.S. Taxpayers send tens of billions to Israel every year already. In both economic aid and military "assistance" in the form of hardware. Israel gets our top of the line fighter jets, "fully loaded" while other nations we sell to get the "stripped down" versions. Israel also gets direct access to our space based surveillance systems. As for giving Israel money to fend off boycotts? With the global anti Israel rhetoric we see in the U.N. and the fact that a growing MUSLIM population in the U.S. which includes MUSLIMS recently elected to the U.S. Congress, along with the Left wing Socialist Liberals who now control congress, this may be a hard bill to pass. None the less, Israel is the only nation in the middle east who has been, for the most part, a true U.S. ally, I will agree with passing this bill.