What's on Our Mind 5-14-2021

What's On Our Mind

March 2021 marked a decade since the Iron Dome Missile Defense system was deployed in Israel. It has intercepted over 2,500 rockets and missiles and saving hundreds, if not thousands, of lives.

The U.S. and Israeli governments signed a co-production agreement to enable some portions of the Iron Dome system to be produced in the United States.

While the political situation in Israel remains unsettled, Israel still remains our staunchest ally in the Mideast.

We must also brace ourselves as a community for an increase in antisemitism, which usually follows these conflicts. Already, we are seeing anti-Israel protests in the U.S. and on college campuses.

JAC met this week via zoom with Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA).

She is a staunch supporter of Israel and said: “The current situation highlights the importance of American security assistance to Israel, as Iron Dome is intercepting many of these rockets and saving lives. As a sovereign nation and our strongest democratic ally in the Middle East, Israel must defend itself from terrorist attacks and Hamas must end their deadly assault.”

JAC is proud to support Rep. Luria and our other candidates who strong are working in Congress to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship.