Obama approves additional $70 million for Iron Dome

Click photo to download. Caption: The Iron Dome battery near Ashkelon. Credit: IDF.(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) U.S. President Barack Obama strengthened U.S.-Israeli military cooperation July 27 when he signed a bill that calls for enhanced collaboration with Israel on missile defense and intelligence, as well as increased access to advanced U.S. weapons.

The U.S. president ratified the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act and allotted an additional $70 million toward the Iron Dome rocket defense system.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak praised the step, saying, “The new bill and the addition to the Iron Dome system are yet another expression of the consistent support shown by the Obama administration and Congress toward Israel's security.”

Posted on July 29, 2012 .