The Yeshiva World News:

By Hannah Levin

Recently, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved, in a 30-0 bipartisan vote, $600 million in funding toward Israeli missile defense programs, mandating that Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge must be maintained. The proposed bill will fund the short- range Iron Dome missile program, and long-range missile projects including Arrow Weapon System, and David’s Sling anti- missile program. This funding is part of a $576 billion Defense Appropriations bill, which was passed with a wide, bipartisan majority. However, the Obama administration, which has proposed missile defense funding at a much lower number, pushed back, threatening to veto the bill.

Senator John Boozman stated: “The need to bond with Israel is more important than ever.”

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