U.S. Congress May Boost Israeli Missile Defense Funding

(Jerusalem Post) Hilary Leila Krieger - Last week, the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense added $95.7m. to the original White House funding request for Israel's long-range Arrow and medium-range David's Sling missile defense programs, with $422.7 million now slated for 2011. The package is more than twice as much as last year's total. Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren responded, "The embassy of Israel deeply appreciates this latest expression of the congressional commitment to Israel's security and to the development of systems that will enhance the defense of both Israel and the United States."

2010-08-02 10:02:00

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