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White House 'aims to conclude' defense deal with Israel, official says

The deal is expected to clock in at around $38 billion over ten years.

Trial of the Iron Dome system in the US.

36 senators, including Tim Kaine, press to add $320M for Israeli missile defense

The proposed increase in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would go toward three US-Israeli missile defense programs and more purchases of Iron Dome systems.

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine with former Israel president Shimon Peres

Kaine one of few senators not to sign letter to Obama urging increased MoU

Clinton, meanwhile, suggested support for a robust defense package during a speech in March to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

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The White House missile aid objection: An MOU negotiating tactic?

Failing to object to Congress’s quadrupling of the president’s missile defense budget – which was proposed at $147m. – would have had a direct consequence on the MOU talks.

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White House rejects increased Israel missile defense funding

The Congressional requested $455 million was an historic quadrupling of the administration's stated proposal request.

Trial of the Iron Dome system in the US.

Israel wants to sign US aid deal before Obama departs

Negotiations over military aid package ongoing in Washington over level, whether part can be spent in Israel.

US President Barack Obama laughs during a meeting at the White House

The military aid standoff: An argument, not a crisis

If Rand Paul had been the Republican nominee, and if Bernie Sanders were going to be the Democratic nominee, there would be an argument that the military aid deal must be wrapped up immediately.

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US budget constraints affect Israel defense aid negotiations, US House Speaker Ryan says

The speaker said during his recent visit, US allies across the Middle East had expressed deep concern with the extreme "Middle East fatigue" of the Obama administration, as well as Trump's rhetoric.

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US confirms Islamic State computer expert killed in air strike

The target was jailed in Britain in 2012 for hacking former Prime Minister Tony Blair's address book from an account maintained by a Blair adviser.

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