Tuesday, December 28, 2010

U.S. Aid To Israel's Missile Shield To Be Cut

Iran tests the Sajjil-2 missile with a range of 1,200 miles at an undisclosed location on December 16, 2009. The missile has a range to reach Israel and parts of southeastern Europe. UPI

U.S. May Cut Israel Missile Shield Funds -- UPI

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Israel's increasingly troubled missile defense shield has taken another knock with media reports that budgetary problems could force the U.S. administration to delay funding for the system still being developed by Israel's defense industry.

The aid could be put back several months, the liberal Haaretz daily reports.

That's likely to heighten Israeli concerns over the vulnerability of the country's cities at a time when the Jewish state faces the growing threat of missile attack on an unprecedented scale from almost every quarter.

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My Comment: The UPI puts the blame for these funding cuts on the Republicans .... which does not make sense since the Democrats still have huge majorities in both the Senate and Congress. The real reason is probably more deeper and more political between the White House and Netanyahu's government and their disagreements on advancing the Peace Process.

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