Jewish Leaders Commend US Support for Restocking Israel's Iron Dome

New York, NY

. . . Dianne Lob, Chair, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We are deeply appreciative of the outspoken support from President Biden and his Administration, and from many on both sides of the aisle in the US Congress, for restocking Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

Iran-backed Hamas terrorists in Gaza fired nearly 4,500 rockets into Israel for eleven consecutive days last month, hoping to murder as many innocent people as possible. Thankfully, the life-saving Iron Dome technology has a 90% interception rate, providing a protective umbrella for the people of Israel – Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike – and minimizing the death and destruction that the terrorists so desperately seek.

We back the growing calls for swiftly approving the critical funding that Israel has requested to resupply the Iron Dome. The preservation of our close ally’s qualitative military edge is imperative as it continues to face ongoing and unpredictable threats to its safety and security.”

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