September 22, 2021 (Washington, DC) — Jeff Mendelsohn, Executive Director of Pro-Israel America, issued the following statement on Iron Dome funding:
“Pro-Israel America strongly condemns the anti-Israel voices in Congress who continue to politicize our strategic alliance with Israel.
Calls to remove funding for the Iron Dome – a purely defensive missile system that has protected literally thousands of both Israeli and Palestinian lives – are dangerous political stunts that undermines America’s and Israel’s security and will put thousands of Arab and Israeli lives at risk.
Funding for Iron Dome is not controversial, it is a life-saving investment. Iron Dome saved countless lives this past spring as Iranian-backed terror organization Hamas indiscriminately fired more than 4,000 rockets at both Arab and Jewish Israelis.
Israel is our greatest ally in the Middle East – an ally that is constantly under threat and attack from hostile terrorist groups who seek to destroy the Jewish state and kill hundreds of thousands of people. U.S. security assistance to Israel is a critical component for Israel’s ability to defend itself, by itself and protect its citizens.
We welcome the news that House leadership has committed to bringing a standalone bill to the floor this week to replenish Iron Dome missile defense system, and will continue our work of further strengthening support of the U.S.-Israel relationship in Congress.
Fortunately, the vast majority of our elected members of Congress on both sides of the aisle remain unwavering in their support for Israel’s right to defend itself. They understand the danger of cutting aid or adding unnecessary conditions to aid to Israel in the face of terrorist attacks, as well as the continued need to support the safety and security of the Jewish state.”