Led by the progressive wing, House Democrats removed a funding provision for Israel’s Iron Dome.
The Iron Dome is the missile defense system Israel uses to protect its citizens from attacks from Hamas.
The measure was eliminated so the House could move forward with a temporary funding bill to keep the government operating.
House Democrats removed $1 billion in funding for Israel's Iron Dome air defense system from their stopgap government funding bill, after progressives threatened to tank the measure over the military support for Israel. https://t.co/AlicGNF8FV
— ABC News (@ABC) September 21, 2021
Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) backed the effort to deny funding of the Iron Dome.
Fox News discussed the anti-Israel effort.
Democrats were slammed on social media for caving to progressives in their party.
Each flash represents Israel’s Iron Dome destroying incoming rockets from Gaza & saving innocent civilian lives. Dems have capitulated to the antisemitic House Squad by defunding our ally’s #IronDome…yet willingly send foreign aid to Taliban terrorists🤬pic.twitter.com/iStaKcNCom
— DrConservaMom🇺🇸🐸🌐 (@ConservaMomUSA) September 21, 2021
Republican Senate Ohio candidate Josh Mandel called the progressive Democrats “JEW HATERS.”
— Josh Mandel (@JoshMandelOhio) September 22, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez also wants to block military sales to Israel – a topic discussed on Newsmax’s National Report on Monday.
@tomborelli called @AOC reckless & dangerous for trying 2 deny Israel US arm sales on National Report w hosts @EmmaRechenberg & @ShaunKraisman & panelists @MrsT106 & @RickGreenTX before she helped engineer defunding the Iron Dome Tuesday pic.twitter.com/g7CTMLy0W2
— Deneen Borelli (@deneenborelli) September 22, 2021
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) allowed the anti-Israel measure to pass showing she will not oppose the most radical members of the House of Representatives.
Looking back, they seem to get along together just fine.
Rolling Stone magazine cover story in 2019 featured Pelosi and two of the most hostile anti-Israel members in the House of Representatives in its “Women Shaping the Future” feature.
Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Jahana Hayes share their advice for young women, what they would say to Trump and their go-to theme song. See more from our #WomenShapingtheFuture cover here: https://t.co/fbcMUMnNxK pic.twitter.com/nGCFLwZhG3
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) February 27, 2019
The last thing the U.S. needs to do is turn our back on another ally following the disastrous withdrawal in Afghanistan.
While Democrats claim the defunding to the Iron Dome is temporary, it does show there is a strong anti-Israel movement in the Democrat Party.