Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib Calls Israel an ‘Apartheid Regime’ on House Floor as Congress Overwhelming Backs Iron Dome Funding

U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib listens to a comment from a constituent during a Town Hall style meeting in Inkster, Michigan, U.S. August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved $1 billion in funding for Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system, but not before one Democrat labeled Israel an “apartheid regime” and her colleague fired back that such language teeters on anti-Semitism.

The bill passed on a bipartisan vote of 420-9, merely two days after Democrats stripped money for the Iron Dome from a government funding bill due to opposition from the party’s progressives. The missile defense system, which has enjoyed bipartisan support over the years, protects Israel’s populated centers from rockets fired by Hamas terrorists.

Earlier this year, the Iron Dome was credited with intercepting the majority of 4,500 Hamas rockets during an 11-day skirmish.

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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Michael Foust

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