President Obama on Friday signed legislation intended to strengthen American military ties with Israel, as he sought to affirm his steadfast support for our longtime ally. The bill contains nearly $70 million to fund an Israeli short-range missile shield known as "Iron Dome." Obama signed the bill on the eve of a visit to Israel by Mitt Romney, who has questioned Obama's commitment to Israel. Romney is in the midst of an international tour designed to bolster his national security credentials, but he stumbled badly on the first leg in London, where he was blasted by British officials and newspapers for questioning the city's preparedness for the Olympic Games.
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