The Democratic Party, in cutting $1 billion in military funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system from its $3.5 trillion spending bill, is bowing “to its ever-growing anti-Israel power base,” Conference of Jewish Affairs spokesman Rabbi Aryeh Spero said in a statement issued Wednesday.
House Democrats removed the funding after progressives threatened to tank the measure, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Pramila Jayapal of Washington.
The funding could still go through – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer tweeted later Tuesday that “the House will consider legislation this week to fully fund Iron Dome. We will act to ensure Israel has the ability to defend itself, and I expect strong bipartisan support for this effort.”
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