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July 16, 2014 8:02 pm

U.S. Senate Doubles Funding for Iron Dome

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A deployed Iron Dome battery. Photo: Shai Vaknin / Tazpit News Agency. The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee on Tuesday approved a bill that grants $621.6 million to Israeli missile defense. More than half of that amount—$351 million—will go toward the Iron Dome system, which has been intercepting rockets fired at Israel from Gaza at a 90-percent rate during the current conflict.

“It works,” U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), chairman of the subcommittee, said of the Iron Dome.

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