Agudath Israel Commends Obama, Congress for Israel Security Aid

President Barack Obama signing the omnibus spending bill in the Oval Office on Friday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama signing the omnibus spending bill in the Oval Office on Friday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Agudath Israel of America praised the omnibus spending bill that passed Congress and was signed by President Obama over the weekend for its security aid to Israel.

“Agudath Israel of America commends President Obama and the members of Congress for their long and strong support of Israel’s security needs and, most recently, for allocating $3.1 billion in security assistance as part of the recent omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016,” read an Agudah press release.

“Among the assistance to Israel is $487.6 million for U.S.-Israel cooperative missile defense programs, including the ‘Iron Dome’ system, and $40 million for a new joint U.S.-Israel anti-tunneling initiative. B’ezras Hashem, with G-d’s help, both elements will not only serve to better protect Israeli lives but help ensure stability in the Middle East.”