Leon Panetta seeks another $70M for Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ rocket shield.

So far, the United States has provided $205 million to…

So far, the United States has provided $205 million to support the Iron Dome, manufactured by Israel’s state-owned Raphael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. The system uses small radar-guided missiles to blow up in midair Katyusha-style rockets with ranges of 3 miles to 45 miles, as well as mortar bombs.

But top Republicans have criticized President Barack Obama for what they described as inadequate funding of U.S.-Israeli missile defense cooperation in his 2013 budget request released in February amid deficit-reduction requirements.

Legislation moving through the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives would give Israel additional $680 million for the Iron Dome system through 2015, and some House lawmakers are seeking a deal with Israel to share production of the Iron Dome system with U.S. weapons manufacturers.

Source: MSNBC

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  • Jack

    Let’s see now: If I have this right, the Congress wants to “give” Israel $885 million for a rocket defense system called iron dome, but at the same time, they want to delete medical coverage (Medicare) and Social Security for American citizens. This strikes me as being no different that cattle lining up for slaughter at a meat farm.

    Aren’t these the same Israelis who danced on the rooftops of a “Moving Company” in N.J. and high-fived each other as they watched the WTC come down on 9/11?