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US Senate Allocates Double White House Proposal for Israel’s Iron Dome


The allocation is double what the Obama administration requested; ‘it works,’ says Senate chairman of the subcommittee.

By i24news



Israel has every right to be proud of the Iron Dome missile defense system and the US Senate on Tuesday reinforced its feeling. The Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee backed the Israeli Government request for $621.6 million in 2015 for Israeli missile defense programs in general, including $351 million allocated specifically for Iron Dome.

Iron Dome – Israel Air Force – Photo: Nehemia Gershuni

“It works,” Senator Dick Durbin, chairman of the subcommittee, said.

“For decades, Defense Department technologies have revolutionized the world.

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Hagel to Finalize Mideast Arms Deal with Israel, UAE & Saudi Arabia

The $10 billion arms deal with Israel, the UAE & Saudi Arabia will see the U.S. providing troop transports, warplanes & missiles.

By Elad Benari, Canada



The U.S. Defense Department is expected to finalize a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates next week that will provide missiles, warplanes and troop transports to help them counter any future threat from Iran, according to a Friday report in The New York Times.

HagelA week-long visit to the region by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will culminate a year of secret negotiations on a deal that Congressional officials said will be second only to the $29.5 billion sale of F-15 aircraft to Saudi Arabia announced in 2010, said the report. Continue Reading »