Friday, December 10, 2010

US House Approves Military Aid to Israel

The House voted in favor of the USD 205 million bill the administration of President Barack Obama had earmarked for Israel's advanced Iron Dome "anti-missile" system, Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz reported on Thursday.

"This was a priority of Congress and President Obama, and it is the first funding of its kind for this important short-range rocket and artillery shell defense system," said Representative Steve Rothman (D-NJ), a member of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee.

"This funding sends a strong message, to both our enemies and allies, by providing more total dollars than ever before toward these rocket and missile defense programs," he said.'


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