Obama Administration Nixes Defense Aid Increase for Israel

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Headlines from Jerusalem, 15 June 2016

“For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; But the Lord will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you” Isaiah 60:2

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Obama Administration Nixes Defense Aid Increase for Israel

The Obama administration’s Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday rejected a proposed increase in funding for Israel’s missile defense program of $455 million above the 2017 fiscal year budget request. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee issued a statement blasting the move, noting the bi-partisan support for it in Congress and the benefits to the defense capabilities of the US which come from collaboration with Israel.
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