Major Jewish Groups Urge Senate to Take Immediate Action to Replenish Israel's Iron Dome Interceptors

(JNS) A dozen major Jewish organizations are urging the U.S. Senate to quickly approve funding for the replenishment of Israel's Iron Dome air-defense system. The House of Representatives overwhelming approved (420-9) legislation last September to provide $1 billion in funds, but the legislation has since stalled in the Senate. "As American Jewish organizations dedicated to maintaining strong support for Israel's security, we implore you to not allow any more needless delays in passing this legislation. Every day that goes by without this funding is one more day of danger and insecurity for the Israeli people," the groups said. Israel's Iron Dome system came under heavy use during the May 2021 conflict with Palestinians in Gaza, intercepting 90% of the 4,000 rockets fired on Israel.

2022-01-13 00:00:00

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