Congress backs $225M bill to replenish Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

August 1, 2014 4:41 PM

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Congress backs $225M bill to replenish Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to replenish Israel's missile defense system, and House approval was expected in the final hours before lawmakers began a summer break.

The money will go to restocking Israel's Iron Dome, which has been credited with shooting down dozens of incoming rockets fired by Palestinian militants over three and a half weeks of war. The vote came two days after the Pentagon announced ammunition deliveries to the Jewish state and as a planned ...

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