Skip to comments.Israel asks U.S. for $225 million to replace missing Iron Dome parts
Posted on 07/23/2014 9:39:35 AM PDT by Star Traveler
Israel has requested an additional $225 million in United States funding for the production of Iron Dome components, in light of the wide-scale use of the system during Operation Protective Edge.
In a letter to the leaders of both houses of Congress on Wednesday, U. S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hegel wrote that the Department of Defense "has reviewed and supports this urgent request."
The additional funding, if granted, will increase Iron Dome funding from the U.S. to more than half-a-billion dollars in the current financial year.
Both houses, which previously doubled the Iron Dome allocation requested by the administration, are expected to accede to the request.
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...
This probably troubles Obama and his administration as they want to be on the side of the terrorists.
He can delay it while he “studies” the request. Kind of like the Keystone pipeline.
Thanks for playing, though!
Too late ... already done ...
In a letter to the leaders of both houses of Congress on Wednesday, U. S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hegel wrote that the Department of Defense “has reviewed and supports this urgent request.”
“Hey, which one of you jokers lost the fire control?”
(And some of y’all thought that misplacing your NVGs was a nightmare situation... heh...)
America - the world piggy bank that everyone despises but need. We are the Don Sterling of the world and it is V. Stiviano who will betray us for 30 pieces of silver.
It’s the “language barrier” ... :-) ...
What that Israeli paper means is a shortage of parts.
If anything, this should be a loan.
Watch Obama and Kerry try to tightly tie this to accepting a cease-fire/surrender/peace (piece) deal.
We shouldn’t be giving ‘foreign aid’ to ANYBODY.
could be a political ploy against “the won”
I'm sure they could come up with some extra cash if they ended government-funded abortions there.
But, no. We'll pick up the tab. Again.
Israel has to beg for this even as the US pledges $47 million to Hamas.
Already, Congress has indicated that it will double the Pentagon’s request for $175 million for Iron Dome in 2015. This would bring Iron Dome funding to $575 million for next year.
I wouldn’t be surprised. They already have made it illegal for US airlines to fly to Israel, probably to last until the Kerry ceasefire is imposed on Israel in the next few weeks.
It didn’t sound like any begging here ... it was IMMEDIATE!
And Israel doesn’t beg in Congress for funds, as there is overwhelming support there.
Because Israel is the epitome of our Western Judeo-Christian heritage and culture, along with the freedoms that we have in our style of government - and the only one like it in the Middle East.
As has been pointed out before by others, Israel is fighting on the borders of the Judeo-Christian West, and HOLDING THE LINE for us in the West against hoards of mongrels in the Middle East.
If we supported my ONE COUNTRY in the entire world, that one country should be ISRAEL!
Israel itself isn’t against a cease-fire, as it has already accepted several of them. It’s Hamas who is rejecting the cease-fire.
According to the news reports ... four major USA airlines suspended their flights - indefinitely - BEFORE the FAA even acted.
It sounds like, to me, an airline thing and safety of their passengers, not to say anything about potential lawsuits.
And in fact, today, I read where one of the major airlines says that they evaluate their flights on their own, apart from the FAA, and they have decided on their on their own to not fly there.
ALSO ... Israel has ALREADY accepted several cease-fires. Israel is not the hold-up here. It’s HAMAS who has not accepted it ... :-) ...
We should ALWAYS give funding to Israel, even if we gave it to no one else in the world.
A loan that they can pay off when the Messiah of Israel comes and sets up his one-world government in Jerusalem ... :-) ...
That laughing will be “remembered” when the Messiah of Israel returns ... :-) ...
I think the Israelis are smart enough and industrious enough to stand on their own two feet as partners and allies, not grovel as a subsidized satellite state.
You seem to have a lower opinion of them.
Not really, they'll just boost fast-n-furious-style armaments to jihadists to counteract anything congress sends to Israel.
Just took a look at your profile page.
“Best [computer] in the world”????
Some things are becoming clear.
Have a lovely day!
Yep ... their sales are increasing 18% year over year! while the rest of the manufacturers of their machines are in decline. A lot of people are buying there!
I just know what the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob says about it ... :-) ...
Wanna bet Obama will squeeze unwanted concessions out of Bibi in exchange for these critical parts?
Congress has the “power of the purse” and Congress overwhelmingly supports Israel!
I bet you’ll love to hear I’m typing this on an iPad, too ... LOL ...
How wonderfully progressive of you. I’m glad it makes you happy!
I just know what works best!
You know what meets your needs, satisfies your requirements. And that's great! You found a product you like, at a price you're willing to pay! Splendid! I'm glad it makes you happy.
Amen and Amen again.
I will bless those who bless thee and curse those who curse thee.
I know which side I want to be on.