Overwhelming Majority of US Congress Approves Iron Dome 420-9

Stand for Israel  |  September 24, 2021

Iron Dome battery
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Earlier this week, Stand for Israel was dismayed when progressive members of Congress showed their anti-Israel sentiment by halting funding for the Iron Dome defense system. But, in a demonstration that the U.S. certainly does stand for Israel, All Israel News’ Nicole Jansezian reports that Congress has voted to fund the Iron Dome, in an overwhelming vote of 420-9:

Congress approved funding to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system by an overwhelming 420-9 majority on Thursday after the $1 billion in funding was removed from another bill under pressure from anti-Israel Democrats earlier this week.

The decisive vote revealed that bipartisan support for Israel in Washington is still alive and well despite challenges this week from a group of progressive Democrats.

Thursday’s separate vote on the funding was taken after congressional Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and others known as “the Squad” pressured the party’s leadership to strip the funding from the U.S. budget during a vote on Tuesday. 

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett thanked members of the U.S. House of Representatives, “Democrats and Republicans alike, for the overwhelming support for Israel and for the commitment to its security.”

And we here at Stand for Israel thank all of you who stand with the Jewish state and Jewish people with your prayers and your support.

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