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Israel asks U.S. for $225 million to replace missing Iron Dome parts
Haaretz ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Amir Oren

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 ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel
Even Obama can't get in the way of this. Israel has strong support in Congress and on both sides of the aisle.
1 posted on 07/23/2014 9:39:35 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

This probably troubles Obama and his administration as they want to be on the side of the terrorists.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 9:43:39 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Star Traveler

He can delay it while he “studies” the request. Kind of like the Keystone pipeline.


3 posted on 07/23/2014 9:44:11 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Star Traveler
Oops, sorry, Israel, but we just ran out of money after giving another billion dollars to Iran.

Thanks for playing, though!

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

4 posted on 07/23/2014 9:44:43 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Star Traveler

bttt


5 posted on 07/23/2014 9:45:46 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Parley Baer

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.”


6 posted on 07/23/2014 9:48:01 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

“Missing”

“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...)


7 posted on 07/23/2014 9:48:29 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Joe Brower

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.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 9:50:29 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Noamie

It’s the “language barrier” ... :-) ...

What that Israeli paper means is a shortage of parts.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 9:53:31 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
Israel has a budget of $400 billion for 2014.

If anything, this should be a loan.

10 posted on 07/23/2014 9:55:12 AM PDT by gdani (Every day, your Govt surveils you more than the day before)
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To: Star Traveler

Watch Obama and Kerry try to tightly tie this to accepting a cease-fire/surrender/peace (piece) deal.


11 posted on 07/23/2014 9:57:06 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: Joe Brower

We shouldn’t be giving ‘foreign aid’ to ANYBODY.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 9:57:39 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: gdani

could be a political ploy against “the won”


13 posted on 07/23/2014 9:57:49 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Star Traveler
I completely support Israel's right to defend themselves... but why are we paying for it? Israel is a first world country with a first world economy and cutting edge tech industry. They used to build their own fighter planes, for cripes' sake. Why are we sending them foreign aid?
14 posted on 07/23/2014 9:58:53 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: DesScorp
Israel is a first world country with a first world economy and cutting edge tech industry. They used to build their own fighter planes, for cripes' sake. Why are we sending them foreign aid?

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.

15 posted on 07/23/2014 10:03:18 AM PDT by gdani (Every day, your Govt surveils you more than the day before)
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To: Star Traveler

Israel has to beg for this even as the US pledges $47 million to Hamas.


16 posted on 07/23/2014 10:04:15 AM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: Parley Baer

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.

http://www.appropriations.senate.gov/news/fy15-defense-subcommittee-markup-bill-summary


17 posted on 07/23/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT by corlorde ("It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care")
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To: Obadiah

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.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 10:06:16 AM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: Piranha

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.


19 posted on 07/23/2014 10:08:04 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: DesScorp

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!


20 posted on 07/23/2014 10:12:03 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Obadiah

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.


21 posted on 07/23/2014 10:13:30 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Piranha

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.


22 posted on 07/23/2014 10:16:25 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Piranha

ALSO ... Israel has ALREADY accepted several cease-fires. Israel is not the hold-up here. It’s HAMAS who has not accepted it ... :-) ...


23 posted on 07/23/2014 10:18:14 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: NorthMountain

We should ALWAYS give funding to Israel, even if we gave it to no one else in the world.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 10:19:50 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: gdani

A loan that they can pay off when the Messiah of Israel comes and sets up his one-world government in Jerusalem ... :-) ...


25 posted on 07/23/2014 10:21:21 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

ROFL!!!!!


26 posted on 07/23/2014 10:21:35 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain

That laughing will be “remembered” when the Messiah of Israel returns ... :-) ...


27 posted on 07/23/2014 10:22:56 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
So ... you want to bribe the Messian of Israel?

Fascinating.

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.

28 posted on 07/23/2014 10:25:36 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Blue Highway
This probably troubles [Ø]bama...

Not really, they'll just boost fast-n-furious-style armaments to jihadists to counteract anything congress sends to Israel.

29 posted on 07/23/2014 10:25:51 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Star Traveler

Just took a look at your profile page.

“Best [computer] in the world”????

LOL!!!

Some things are becoming clear.

Have a lovely day!


30 posted on 07/23/2014 10:28:04 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain

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!


31 posted on 07/23/2014 10:34:14 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: NorthMountain

I just know what the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob says about it ... :-) ...


32 posted on 07/23/2014 10:35:05 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Wanna bet Obama will squeeze unwanted concessions out of Bibi in exchange for these critical parts?


33 posted on 07/23/2014 10:45:56 AM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

Congress has the “power of the purse” and Congress overwhelmingly supports Israel!


34 posted on 07/23/2014 10:51:39 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: NorthMountain

I bet you’ll love to hear I’m typing this on an iPad, too ... LOL ...


35 posted on 07/23/2014 10:54:27 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

How wonderfully progressive of you. I’m glad it makes you happy!


36 posted on 07/23/2014 10:59:07 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain

I just know what works best!


37 posted on 07/23/2014 10:59:52 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
LOL!!!

No.

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.

38 posted on 07/23/2014 11:04:51 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Star Traveler

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.


39 posted on 07/23/2014 2:19:40 PM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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