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Republican Congressman, pro-Israel group spar over Iron Dome funding

Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, a critic of foreign aid, was the only Republican to vote against funding for Israel's Iron Dome last week.
Iron dome

A Republican Congressman is in a war of words with a pro-Israel group over his vote against funding for Israel’s aerial defense system. 

The US House of Representatives passed a $1 billion funding bill for Israel’s Iron Dome last week. A few progressive Democrats voted against the bill, as did one Republican: Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky. The Iron Dome is an air defense system that prevents rockets from the Gaza Strip from hitting Israel. 

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