Congressmen: Funding for Israeli Anti-Missile Defense Systems Still Top Priority

(Ynet News) Yitzhak Benhorin - Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), the new chairwoman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, and subcommittee member Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), said in an interview that they support the ongoing special funding allocated by the Obama administration for Israel's Iron Dome and Arrow-3 anti-missile program, despite pressures for spending cuts. Granger noted that Hizbullah now has 45,000 missiles which demand some kind of response. Rothman said, "Israel has assisted in the security of the United States on literally thousands of occasions in nearly immeasurable ways."

2011-01-11 11:37:17

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