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US Senate Doubles Funding for Iron Dome

The IDF deployed its ninth Iron Dome battery this week, after it was scheduled to be prepared only in a few months and was produced in record time.
There are nine Iron Dome anti-missile defense system  batteries deployed around Israel at present.

There are nine Iron Dome anti-missile defense system batteries deployed around Israel at present.
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The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee approved a defense spending bill yesterday (July 15) that will provide $621.6 million for Israeli missile defense, including $351 million for the Iron Dome system that intercepts short-range rockets and mortars. The sum represents a 50 percent increase in funding for the program.

Congress appropriated $235 million to the Iron Dome project last year, as opposed to the White House request for some $176 million, which lawmakers doubled. (Congress often increases funding for Israeli security projects sought by the president.)

The funding is part of the administration’s request of $3.1 billion for military assistance to Israel, the world’s largest beneficiary of U.S. foreign aid. “It works,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the subcommittee.

The measure still has to pass the Senate Appropriations Committee, and then a vote in the full Senate. But if it does, funding will be provided beginning this October for Israel’s missile defense programs. The Iron Dome anti-rocket system has been successful in shooting down rockets and preventing Israeli deaths with a 90 percent success rate, an improvement over the 84 percent success rate achieved in Operation ‘Pillar of Defense’.

The IDF deployed its ninth Iron Dome battery this week, after it was scheduled to be prepared only in a few months and was produced in record time.

About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.


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19 Responses to “US Senate Doubles Funding for Iron Dome”

  1. Miriam Riley says:

    I wonder if Kerry is disappointed?

  2. Thank you Congress

  3. israel is running out of occupied land to build on, as well as facing an energy crisis. Therefore killing Lots Of INNOCENT PALESTINIANS frees up Land, as well as provides a clear route to Gazas Offshore Gas Fields. see there is justification for ALLL the INNOCENT CHILDRENS BLOOD on their Hands.

  4. Musa Karuma says:

    America Is A Zionist State Like Israhel.

  5. Ben Azran says:

    Wtf are you taking about

  6. Ben Azran says:

    First of all this isn’t an occupied land since Palestine has never been a country to begin with and second off all go preach this nonsense to some who cares wait no one cares

  7. Foff your dumbass, have you looked at a map from say 1920ish?! It was ALL PALESTINIAN LAND!!!! Ignorant!!!

  8. Your days are numbered. Pack up your torahs back to germany for you!!!

  9. Forget to take your Mental Disorder Medicine Crystal Barron because it shows !!!!

  10. Who cares what Kerry thinks most Americans don’t care what pours out of his stupid mouth.

  11. Glad to hear America is helping Israel. God Bless Israel & America!

  12. God Bless those American Christian Senators who support Israel. Obama you must be Born Again.

  13. It seems Hamas would figure this out and quit wasting weapons. I hope they don’t, of course, and spend all of them for nothing.

  14. Thank goodness! Baruch Ha’Shem!

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