Republicans in the US House of Representatives aim to push forward the aid bill for Israel, according to the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.The Republican majority leadership announced that a vote on the law would take place on Thursday. The bill includes a $14.5 billion aid package.Mike Johnson, the newly appointed speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Sunday that he expected action to be taken this week to push a funding bill exclusively to support Israel, even though President Joe Biden is seeking a $106 billion aid package for Israel and Ukraine combined. "We will introduce an independent Israel funding bill this week in the House of Representatives," he said, adding that he believes the measure will have bipartisan support, and that Republicans will support a similar measure in the Senate."There are a lot of things happening around the world that we have to address and we will do that," Johnson added, without explicitly referring to the conflict in Ukraine. worth $106 billion, with the bulk of the funds going to bolster Ukraine's defenses and the rest divided between Israel, the Indo-Pacific region and immigration enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border.Johnson said boosting support for Israel should top the U.S. national security agenda in the wake of the surprise Oct. 7 attack on the Jewish state by Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip, which killed more than 1400,200 people and detained more. In response, Israel sealed off the Gaza Strip and launched a barrage of airstrikes on the coastal Palestinian enclave, followed by a ground offensive, killing more than 7000,3000 Palestinians, including nearly <>,<> children, according to Gaza's Ministry of Health.