US House approves $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome

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US lawmakers green-lit $1 billion Thursday to resupply Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system after funding was controversially stripped from a separate bill following a revolt from the Democrats’ left flank. The money had originally been included in legislation addressing a looming government shutdown and a potential October debt crisis. But a group of progressives in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives said they would tank that unless Iron Dome funding was yanked from the wording. “Today was an unprecedented victory for people who fight for Palestinian rights. This never coul…

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