[New York, NY – September 23rd, 2021] In light of the upcoming House vote this afternoon on legislation supporting the replenishment of Israel’s Iron Dome, the American Jewish Congress released the following statement:

“We urge lawmakers in the House to stand with our ally Israel, support today’s bill that replenishes the Iron Dome, and maintains America’s commitment to Israel’s security while protecting civilian lives.

It has been proven time and time again, most recently during the recent armed conflict in May with the terrorist organization Hamas, that the Iron Dome is a pillar of Israel’s security and a life-saving defense system that benefits all Israelis – Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike.

We applaud President Biden and the Administration for unequivocally supporting full funding for the Iron Dome. We thank Congress for moving swiftly with this critical legislation and we look forward to its passing with broad bipartisan support. A vote against such a life-saving program would be both unprincipled and misguided.”

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