U.S. House Approves $1B for Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Missile-defense System

Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon May 19, 2021 REUTERS/ Ammar Awad/File Photo

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to give $1 billion to Israel for its Iron Dome missile-defense system, two days after objections from the most liberal Democrats forced leaders to remove it from a broader spending bill.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, additional reporting by Dan Williams in Jerusalem; Editing by Leslie Adler and Cynthia Osterman