MK Michael Oren lauds congressional push for extra Israeli defense spending

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 15, 2016 10:45

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Kulanu MK Michael Oren indicated Wednesday that a Congressional push to increase US funding for Israel's missile defense program represented the will of the American people more than position of the White House administration.

"Congress represents the will of the American people and it transcends the administration of this president or any other," he said after the White House opposed a proposal by US lawmakers to increase American funding for Israel's missile defense program by $455 million. 

Oren's veiled criticism of the Obama administration's decision was coupled with praise for congressional efforts to aid Israel.

"While we appreciate the White House's willingness to sign a security agreement with us for the next decade, Congress' right and ability to strengthen Israel's security must be respected and upheld," Oren stated.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 18, 2018
Iran: U.S. sanctions did not cause economical 'dead-end'

By REUTERS