White House rejects increased Israel missile defense funding

The Obama administration on Tuesday opposed a call by US lawmakers to increase government funding for Israel’s missile defense program by $455 million above the 2017 fiscal year budget request.

The White House’s Office of Management and Budget issued the rejection of the proposal made by the US House of Representatives in a Statement of Administration Policy on defense appropriations released Tuesday.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/White-House-rejects-increased-funding-for-Israels-missile-defense-program-456787

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