The language was taken away from a permanent resolution that would keep federal lights on until early December, when members of the “squad” threatened to suspend support for the bill if it was not withdrawn.
The Moderate House Democrats have criticized their anti-Israel allies for their anti-Israel stance, saying the Iron Dome is not an offensive weapon but a defensive mechanism aimed at protecting civilians from rocket attacks by Islamist militant groups.
Rep. Alyssa Slotkin (D-Mich.), A member of the House Armed Services Committee who has served on the Pentagon and the CIA, tweeted that removing funding from the law is “substance-free and irresponsible.” ۔
“The Iron Dome is a fully * defense * system – it protects civilians when hundreds of rockets are fired at population centers,” he wrote. Whatever your thoughts on the Israeli Paul.[estinian] Conflict, the use of a system that has saved hundreds, if not thousands, of political lives is difficult to save.
Slotkin added that the $ 1 billion issue is not “new funding, or extraordinary funding, or a substantial increase in funding.”
“It’s all publicly available information,” he concluded. Now targeting the Iron Dome means that the problem is not a real concern for the system, but a desire to attack something – anything – about the state of Israel. It is substance free and irresponsible.
Correspondent Josh Gotimer (D-NJ), a well-known centrist, echoes the sentiments of Slotkin
The Iron Dome protects innocent civilians in Israel from terrorist attacks, and some of my colleagues have now stopped funding it. Gothammer tweeted.. We must stand with our historical ally – the only democracy in the Middle East.
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) Tweeted that the recent change of government in Israel is very important to help.
Last spring, 4,400 rockets were fired against Israel. The Iron Dome defended Israel, saving lives on both sides of the border. The United States stood with Israel then, and now we stand with Israel. I supported Iron Dome funding in CR. I will make sure that the Iron Dome is funded this year, “he said in a statement.
“Israel has a new government with a broader imaginary governing coalition, including Arab parties. Israelis and Palestinians are talking to each other again. The Ibrahim Accords are changing the dynamics of the whole region. Progress begins and depends on security, and security depends on the funding of the Iron Dome.
And Rep. Dan Phillips (D-Minn.) Argued that funding was necessary.
I am always worried about the use of force, whether it is Israel or our own country. But the Iron Dome protects Israel from indiscriminate rockets and missiles fired by sworn enemies who refuse to acknowledge their existence.
Moderates have been assured that Iron Dome funding will be included in a separate funding bill later this year.
Republicans quickly seized the move, and Democrats were criticized for not supporting Israel.
“Breaking – Democrats only draw funding from the Iron Dome, a missile defense system that has saved countless lives in Israel from Hamas rocket attacks. Although Dams acknowledges the hostility of its radical members, Republicans have always supported Israel. Will stand by Tweeted.
The Iron Dome funding controversy erupted before the vote on the short-term spending bill, which faces a tough battle in the upper house because of its language to raise the federal government’s spending ceiling, according to top Republicans. Claiming that this is not the case.