US Congress’ progressives are harbingers of change on Israel

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Al-Araby

Progressives in the US House of Representatives last month attempted to block $US 1bn in funds for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system. But the chamber voted 420 to 9 on 23 September to allow the funding. That comes on top of $US 1.1bn already given by the United States since 2011 for the state-of-the-art technology. The new funding is in addition to the $US 3.8bn in aid Israel will receive in 2021. The latter amount is part of a 2016 10-year agreement signed by the Obama administration to supply Israel with $US 38bn in military assistance from 2017 to 2028. In the Senate, a group of Republicans…

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