The House on Tuesday, July 17 approved legislation by voice vote that reaffirms U.S. strategic and military ties with Israel, The Hill
reported. The bill restates the U.S. commitment to supply Israel with arms to defend itself, and pledges to fight anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations. The United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act is an amended version of a House bill that was approved back in May. The bill also calls on the United States to help Israel with the production of the Iron Dome rocket defense system and to study how the United States could speed the sale of F-35 fighter planes to Israel. House Republican Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) both spoke in strong support of the bill and stressed their ongoing commitment to thwart Iran’s efforts to undermine Israel.