Tel Aviv and Washington sign a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars to bolster Israel’s Iron Dome missile system.
The US Defense Department says under the agreement, Washington should immediately transfer nearly 430 million dollars to Israel. The deal ensures US funding for building Iron Dome batteries and purchasing interceptors. A few days ago, American lawmakers approved a bill that declares Israel a major strategic partner, paving the way for further strategic cooperation between the two allies. The bill calls for the expansion of the delivery of US weapons and military know-how to Israel. Tel Aviv is the largest recipient of US foreign military help, with at least three billion dollars a year.