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House approves defense bill with missile aid for Israel

House of Representatives passes 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, including $705 million for missile defense cooperation.

House approves defense bill with missile aid for Israel

U.S. lawmakers approve more defense aid for Israel

AIPAC welcomes advancement of U.S.-Israel missile defense funding.

U.S. lawmakers approve more defense aid for Israel

AIPAC thanks Congress for Israel assistance in spending bill

Pro-Israel lobby thanks Congress for $3.1 billion in defense assistance to Israel allocated in the new spending bill.

AIPAC thanks Congress for Israel assistance in spending bill

Republicans seek to give Israel more in aid

Senators Graham, Ayotte, McCain and Cruz say they want to add a measure giving Israel an additional $1.5 billion in military aid.

Republican senators seek to give Israel more in defense aid

'Barak sitting in US pitting us against ourselves'

Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog blasts former Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

'Barak sitting in US pitting Zionists against each other'

'We couldn't have gotten a better deal'

Acting National Security Adviser rejects criticism of defense aid agreement with the United States.

'We couldn't have gotten a better deal'

Erdan blasts 'hypocrite' Barak

Public Security Minister says Ehud Barak's criticism of the defense aid agreement with the United States is politically motivated.

Erdan blasts 'hypocrite' Barak

'Israel made a mistake signing security deal'

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham argues Israel could have gotten a better security aid package had it waited until after Obama left office.

Republican senator: Israel made a mistake signing security deal

'Aid to Israel won't be limited by MOU'

Donald Trump’s Israel advisor declares that under a Trump administration, the level of cooperation with Israel will be unprecedented.

Trump advisor: Aid to Israel won't be limited by MOU

'I don't believe agreement will meet our needs'

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon claims he negotiated a better defense aid deal with the U.S. while he was still in office.

Ya'alon: I don't believe aid agreement will meet our needs

Dichter fires back at Barak

"I do not recall Barak having any dramatic successes," says Likud MK after former PM criticizes defense aid agreement.

Dichter fires back at Barak over criticism of U.S. aid deal

Obama's aid package to Israel comes with caveats

Obama's $38B aid package to Israel comes with caveats: It's generous, but on his terms,

Obama's $38B aid package to Israel comes with caveats

Obama hails new defense aid to Israel

President Obama says new aid agreement "will make a significant contribution to Israel’s security".

Obama hails new defense aid to Israel

U.S. and Israel close to agreement on military aid

Senior American official says the United States and Israel have closed many of the remaining gaps in talks over a new military aid package.

U.S. and Israel close to agreement on military aid

Clinton's VP supports increased aid to Israel

Tim Kaine part of a group of senators calling on Congress to add $320 million for Israeli missile defense to defense appropriations bill.

Clinton's VP supports increased missile defense aid to Israel

White House against increasing aid to Israel

White House announces it is against Congress' proposal to add $455 million to the budget for Israeli missile defense procurement.

White House opposes Congress proposal to increase aid to Israel

Lapid: Israel should sign MoU with Washington now

Yesh Atid chairman urges the government not to wait until after Obama leaves office to sign agreement on defense aid.

Lapid: Israel should sign MoU with Washington now

'We need to say no thanks to American aid'

Likud MK calls for Israel to become independent, so that it won't need US financial aid, and can be a world power in its own right.

'We need to say no thanks to American aid'

US plans 'largest military aid package ever'

White House responds to pressure by Senate, pledges to offer Israel unprecedented level of military aid.

US to give Israel 'largest military aid package in history'

Senate demands aid to Israel be increased

Overwhelming 4/5 majority of senate sends joint letter to Obama, urging defense package be settled soon and raised from $3 billion a year.

Senate demands aid to Israel be increased

Kahlon: Conclude talks on American aid ASAP

Finance Minister says Israel ought to conclude negotiations over a defense aid deal with the United States as soon as possible.

Kahlon calls to conclude talks on American aid ASAP

What Israel needs and why, according to AIPAC

AIPAC lists the threats to Israel, and what it needs to protect itself.

What Israel needs and why, according to AIPAC

US missile defense aid to cut sharply in 2017

New budget requests show cooperative programs down by over $100 million, no new Iron Dome funding after 2017, amid defense aid standoff.

US missile defense aid to Israel to cut sharply in 2017

Report: Israel wants $5 billion in American aid

Congressional sources say Israel has made a request for its annual defense aid from the United States to increase to as much as $5 billion.

Report: Israel wants $5 billion per year in American aid

Sources: American Aid to Israel to Increase

United States defense aid to Israel is likely to increase after 2017 when a current package expires, sources on both sides say.

Sources: American Aid to Israel to Increase After 2017

Rand Paul Announces Presidential Campaign

Republican candidate goes on record, hampered by past calls to cut defense aid to Jewish state he has recently tried to distance from.

'Israel Flip-Flopper' Rand Paul Announces Presidential Campaignplayer

US Denies it will Cut Israel Aid over Iran Dispute

National Security spokesperson dismisses report that defense aid will be cut over Netanyahu's efforts to stop Iranian nuclear deal.

White House Denies it will Cut Israeli Aid over Iran Dispute