The largest pro-Israel lobby in the United States has condemned the White House for rejecting an increase in funding for Israeli missile defence programmes.
Aipac said it was "deeply disappointed" with the Obama administration for criticising the House of Representatives' attempt to raise the amount available to Israel by an extra £320 million next year.
The organisation said programmes including the Iron Dome system were "critical for Israel's defence against a growing array of missile threats".
The White House, which had initially suggested that £73 million be set aside for the programme, called the House of Representatives' proposal "dangerous" and "wasteful".
US National Security Adviser Susan Rice said a proposed 10-year aid deal would represent "the single largest military assistance package - with any country - in American history".
The total US military aid package to Israel for 2015 was £2.2 billion.