Usrael and The Iron Dome...
Barack Obama is to ask the
USCongress for an extra $200m in military aid to help get a short-range rocket defence system in place. Israel
The system is designed to shoot down mortars and rockets from
Gazaor Southern Lebanonwith guided missiles.
The system, called Iron Dome, has gone through testing and installation will start later this year.
According to US State Department figures, direct military aid to
was $2.55bn in 2009. Israel
This is set to increase to $3.15bn in 2018.
A White House spokesman reaffirmed what he called the administration's "unshakeable commitment" to
's security - adding that Mr Obama recognised the threat posed by missiles and rockets fired by Hamas and Hezbollah. Israel
I want to look on the bright side [cough!] of this one. Iron Dome will contribute to
Let's now also assume that