Democratic Party leadership in the US House of Representatives removed about $1 billion of funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system on Tuesday.
The revision came after progressives in the party refused to vote for the broader bill in which the Iron Dome funding was included, which would have also renewed disaster funding, among other allocations.
The Democrats could not get the bill passed without the progressives, because the Republicans would not vote for the bill, either, citing the debt ceiling as its reason. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “the debt ceiling will be raised…by the Democrats.”
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House Democratic leadership said the Iron Dome will be included in an eventual bipartisan defense bill for fiscal year 2022.
The White House began working on reversing the decision soon after it was announced, a diplomatic source said.
The Iron Dome is a missile defense system, which has stopped thousands of rockets launched by US-designated terrorist groups, like Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, from striking the civilian centers at which they were aimed.
US President Joe Biden promised to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome batteries after the last round of fighting with Hamas in May, and again when he met with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office last month.
Shortly before the House Democrats’ decision, Biden told the UN General Assembly: “The commitment of the United States to Israel’s security is without question and our support for an independent Jewish state is unequivocal.”
Iron Dome (credit: MINISTRY OF DEFENSE SPOKESPERSON’S OFFICE)
A senior diplomatic source said that just two hours before the Democrats changed course, Jerusalem was told the funding was on track. Israel wants to avoid being used for internal US political wrangling by Democrats or Republicans, the source added.
While funding for the Iron Dome will likely get passed in the coming months, Israel views the matter with urgency and would like it as soon as possible, the source added.
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) tweeted that “Iron Dome is a defensive system used by one of our closest allies to save civilian lives. It needs to be replenished because thousands of rockets were fired by the Hamas terrorists who control Gaza. Consider this my pushing back against this decision.”
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House Democrats Remove Funding For Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ From Bill To Pacify the Muslim Radical Squad that support the U.S. military $80 Billion gifts to the Taliban enemy.
Exactly how much proof does one need to see that this Traitorous, Socialist Democrat Party has become our country’s most destructive and deadliest ENEMY!
EXACTLY What does one have to do, now days, to ACTUALLY BE CHARGED WITH HIGH bloody treason???!?!
Are the democrat hierarchy, ” THe Squad ” refusing to respect America’s long time freind, Isreal or even honor an agreement between this countries allies, it would appear that democrats is a ” Anti America, and anti Americas Allies, such as Isreal and apparently Long time allie, France, Remember the statue of Liberty, came as a gift from France …
EVERY DAMN Democrat has repeatedly shown they are anti-american!!
Is there …ANY… country left in the entire free world that will trust the US again!!! What do you wanna bet the majority of the Jewish population will vote Regressive Liberal Socialist Democrat in the next election.
Because they are brainless cretins, who have no comprehension, of how INSANE they are, in keeping on voting for the demon-craps.
ggfilthy response by sotheseedsofliberty2 ….The communist policies of the democrat Marxist Party alone should be reason enough for any Patriotic American not to vote for any democrat.
ITS honestly surprisng to me, the Sheer # of American jews, who STILL VOTE democrat, year after year, even though the dems KEEP DOING STUFF to shank over israel, while PROPPING UP the arabs, who want israel dead..
Yep squad communists, destroy Israel and defend the terrorists. We have garbage like this in Congress?
Ever wonder who pulls the stringes of the democrat party, Including President Joe Bidens, why its “The Squad, Its the Black Cacus, its Socialist, Burnie Sanders putting legislation in effect that is financed by George Soros. The Squad,If they look like anti- American Muslims, act like Anti- American Muglims Most likely your looking at the democrat party Cacus members.
No money for Israel , but plenty of money for the Terrorist Taliban. Sure that makes sense ! XX%*X#XO* !!!
I’m really at a loss for words, just when you think the Democrats can’t get any dumber, they prove you wrong!
the squad or the firing squad take your pick.