Published yesterday in “Walla!” Because members of the Democratic Party opposed transferring a billion-dollar aid budget to Israel in favor of strengthening the Iron Dome system. It should be noted that this is a technical postponement resulting from the debate in Congress over the deficit ceiling in the US budget. Following this, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid criticized the latest government led by Benjamin Netanyahu, saying that “after years in which the previous government neglected the Congress and the Democratic Party, and caused considerable damage to Israel-US relations, we are today rebuilding trust with Congress.” The Likud responded to the criticism, saying that “Lapid’s claim regarding former Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Democrats once again reveals his incredible ignorance.”
The party said that “former Prime Minister Netanyahu was the one who agreed with Barack Obama’s Democratic administration on the largest American security assistance program ever given to the State of Israel in the amount of $ 38 billion. And above all security.
During Netanyahu’s time, Israel never failed to vote in Congress, including under democratic governments. Bennett and Lapid’s neglect screams to heaven especially in light of the fact that President Biden is a loyal friend of Israel. If Bennett and Lapid had an understanding of the American arena and the ability to act in it as Prime Minister Netanyahu had, this problem would not have arisen at all.
In order to cover up Bennett and Lapid’s political shame, they blame others for the failure of the congressional vote. They should only blame themselves. Bennett and Lapid – zero in Corona, zero in the economy, zero in security and zero in foreign policy. “
As you may recall, following the opposition and the decision to delay American aid, Lapid spoke last night with Stanley Hoyer, the majority leader in the House of Representatives. The conversation revealed that this was a technical postponement resulting from the debate in Congress over the deficit ceiling in the American budget.
The majority leader in the House of Representatives reiterated the commitment of the White House, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Senator Shomer, the Democratic majority leader in the Senate, who pledged to the Israeli government that the budget for the Iron Dome will be transferred soon.
Minister Lapid thanked the majority leader Hoyer for his commitment and stressed the need to approve the request as soon as possible to ensure Israel’s security needs.