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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:40 PM

Obama Committed To Seeking Additional Funding For Iron Dome System In Israel

ISRAEL NOVEMBER 24, 2012BY: ROBERT TILFORD

President Barack Obama spoke to Prime Minister Netanyahu on November 21, 2012. The same day as a peace deal was reached between the terrorist organization Hamas and Israel.

“President Obama spoke to Prime Minister Netanyahu today and reiterated his commitment to Israel’s security. The President made clear that no country can be expected to tolerate rocket attacks against civilians. The President expressed his appreciation for the Prime Minister’s efforts to work with the new Egyptian government to achieve a sustainable ceasefire and a more durable solution to this problem.The President commended the Prime Minister for agreeing to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal – which the President recommended the Prime Minster do – while reiterating that Israel maintains the right to defend itself.The President said that the United States would use the opportunity offered by a ceasefire to intensify efforts to help Israel address its security needs, especially the issue of the smuggling of weapons and explosives into Gaza."

"The President said that he was committed to seeking additional funding for Iron Dome and other US-Israel missile defense programs" (source: White House Readout of the President’s Call to Prime Minister Netanyahu http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/21/readout-president-s-call-prime-minister-netanyahu ).

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:46 PM

1. Sounds expensive. I hope it works well. I wish the conflicts

in that region would go away, but I don't suppose that will ever happen.

Getting rid of Saddam Hussein allowed Iran to grow in power, send more rockets to Gaza, cause more trouble. I remember this being warned about before the Iraq war, but of course, Cheney (the REAL President at that time) was hell bent on taking out Hussein.

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:49 PM

2. Israel Treasury: We Won't Increase Defense Budget (why should they, uncle sam will pick up the tab)

Sources inform ''Globes'' that the Ministry of Finance has no intention of giving more budget supplements to the Ministry of Defense in 2013, in the aftermath of Operation Pillar of Cloud. A top Ministry of Finance official said, "The operation cost less than NIS 1 billion, but even if it cost NIS 3 billion, there is nothing to budget, because there were no unexpected expenditures. Moreover, there is no money for 2013, so there won't be any supplements."

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:38 PM

3. This disgusts me. Israel shouldn't get a dime from us.

 

Too much ass kissing from Obama. I'm genuinely disappointed.

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