WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – The U-S is renewing its commitment to helping keep its closest Middle Eastern ally safe. Here you can see President Obama signing the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act into law today.
It calls for helping Israel defend itself against potential threats in the Middle East, such as Iran.
The bill offers military training and other defense support.
During the signing, Mister Obama also announced the U-S would give Israel 70-million dollars to spend on its Iron Dome program.
It’s a security program aimed at preventing missile strikes against the Jewish state. The president’s move comes just one day before his opponent, Mitt Romney, heads to Israel.
Romney is on a three-country tour to beef up his foreign policy credentials. Today, he’s in the United Kingdom.
And after his stop in Israel, he heads to Poland.