Legislation passed in the U.S. House of Representatives will ensure Israel has a military edge over its rivals in the Middle East, a committee chairman said.

“Retaining a qualitative military edge is critical to Israel’s defense,” Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement Wednesday.

The Israeli Qualitative Military Edge Enhancement Act passed in the House of Representatives. It calls on the White House to assess Israel’s military capabilities every two years. […]