US Lawmakers Approves $1bn For Israel’s Iron Dome


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The US House of Representatives has approved $1bn in additional funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system after days of controversy around the push.
Legislators passed the bill in a 420 to nine vote on Thursday, paving the way for a significant increase in US support for the system.
The bill will now go to the Senate, where it is expected to pass easily before being signed into law by President Joe Biden, who already has signalled support for the additional aid.
The move came amid the growing number of progressive voices in Congress are calling on Biden to condition US assistance to Israel on the country’s human rights record.

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