Israel asks US for $700 million in military aid

The Iron Dome is designed to intercept rockets fired from a relatively short range, while the Magic Wand intercepts missiles fired from a range of at least 70km, including cruise missiles and missiles with ballistic warheads such as the Squd, Shihab and Sejil.

According to sources privy to the deal, Jerusalem and Washington are currently discussing the aid package, which if approved will allow Israel to equip its defense apparatus with four additional Iron Dome batteries and accelerate the completion of the Magic Wand system, which is still under development.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have an issue which is puzzling me, and something perhaps someone in the White House, State Department, or Pentagon could possibly address for me, and for the American people.

According to the Symington Amendment, it is illegal for the US government to give any financial or military aid to any country which has nuclear weapons, and refuses to be a signatory to the NNPT.

Israel refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and has a well-documented nuclear arsenal. So why is the US government continuing to fund Israel, both militarily and financially, when such aid is illegal, under US law?!?

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