CCAR Statement on U.S. Support of Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System

The Central Conference of American Rabbis strongly supports H.R. 5323, legislation to fully fund replenishment of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

The Iron Dome is a miracle of technology. Developed by Israel’s defense industry, it has served as an essential component of security when the Jewish State has been under missile attack, primarily and most recently by Hamas, the ruling terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip. The Iron Dome has saved countless lives-of Jews, Palestinians, Bedouins, Druze, and others-during these attacks.

The CCAR deplores attempts by either party to make Israel and its defense a partisan issue. We anticipate adoption of H.R. 5323 by overwhelming bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress and President Biden’s signature, emblematic of longstanding bipartisan U.S. support for Israel and its defense.

Rabbi Lewis Kamrass

Rabbi Hara E. Person
Chief Executive

Central Conference of American Rabbis