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April 21, 2012 1:00 pm

U.S. House Approves $680 Million For Iron Dome

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U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Daniel B. Shapiro, travelled to the south of Israel for a tour of an Iron Dome Battery. Photo: wiki commons.

Washington Post – A House panel will add millions in the defense budget for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system designed to intercept short-range rockets and mortars.

The Armed Services Committee plan calls for $680 million for the Israeli system through fiscal 2015. The money would be in addition to the $205 million that the Obama administration and Congress agreed to in a special request in the 2011 budget.

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