The House on Thursday passed a bill to provide 1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system as Democrats seek to quell Republicans’ criticism that their party is faltering in support of Israel.
Democrats initially tried to legislate Iron Dome funding this week to fund the government on September 30, but it was scrapped after objections from some Cox members. The leadership moved faster rather than providing assistance in separate bills. It passed by a 420-9 vote.
“It simply came to our notice then. CongressCommitment to our friend and ally Israel is a two-way street. Rosa Deluro, Connecticut, Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
Democrats overwhelmingly supported the move, but the need for a parliamentary approach clarified the point of friction in Congress. Israel, Where some progressive Democrats have challenged the scope of US aid to the long-term ally.
The United States began financing Israel’s Iron Dome system nearly a decade ago and provided about 1. 1.6 billion for its production and maintenance, according to the Congressional Research Service.
The system is designed to intercept and destroy short-range rockets fired at Israel.
Thanks to the members of We The House of Representatives, Democrats and Republicans alike, for their full support and commitment to Israel’s security, “Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement.” Those who try to challenge this support have received a timely response.
Delores said the United States had pledged in a memorandum of understanding with Israel in 2016 to fill the Iron Dome, and that the money provided by the United States was “limited to a system that is fully defensive.”
Minority leader Kevin McCarthy, R. Calif., Accused Democrats of withdrawing $ 1 billion from the first bill to send a message around the world that they were “now on a mission to defend themselves against terrorists.” Do not stand with “attacks. “
Democrats pushed back the GOP’s efforts to portray them as anti-Israel. “There are some who will not support it, but the overwhelming majority of this Congress – not in a partisan way but in an American way – will support the defense of the democratic state of Israel,” said majority leader Stanley Hoover. .
Representative. Rashida Talib, daughter of Palestinian immigrant parents, was the only lawmaker to speak out against the funding, saying Congress should also discuss the need to protect Palestinians from Israeli attacks.
He said the money represented a “ridiculous and unjustified” increase in funding for the Iron Dome.
He also called Israel a “racist government,” and strongly condemned the Democratic rapist. Ted Dutch, D. Fla. He denied the allegations, saying “this feature is compatible with those who advocate the abolition of the Jewish state in the world.”
His criticism also opened up Republicans. Representative. “His majority party has a sincere minority that is anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, and as Americans we can never stand up for it,” said Chuck Flashman, RT.
The bill will need Senate approval before it can be signed into law.