Black People Politics : Congress triples Obama's request on military aid to Israel

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    The US Congress has authorized $284 million to fund Israel’s missile systems
    program, triple the amount the Obama administration had requested.

    The bill, introduced jointly by the House of Representatives and Senate budget
    committees, includes $33.7 million to improve the Arrow Weapon System, $117
    million for the Short-Range Ballistic Missile Defense Program and $22 million for
    development of the Arrow-3 upper-tier interceptor, according to Business Week.

    The measure comes as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act
    for 2014.

    Separately, the House on Wednesday passed 399-0 a bill that would enhance the
    US commitment to Israel’s “qualitative military edge” in the region, the JTA news
    agency reported.

    Additionally, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation
    that would create a strategic energy partnership between Israel and the United
    States, JTA said.


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