White House Opposes Proposed Increase in Military Aid for Israel


Last month, the Senate Appropriations Committee recommended $600 million in funding for Israel’s missile defense program for FY2017 – $455 million over President Obama’s request. On Tuesday, the White House said it opposes the addition, reports Jacob Kornbluh for Jewish Insider.

AIPAC noted that Congress has increased this funding above the administration request every year for well over a decade and was “deeply disappointed” that the administration was objecting.

“These cooperative programs – including the Arrow, David’s Sling, and Iron Dome – are critical for Israel’s defense against a growing array of missile threats and make an important contribution to U.S. missile defense programs. We applaud Congress for consistently supporting these key programs and urge their full funding,” AIPAC said.

Andy Heller – Matzav.com Newscenter


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