Iron Dome

JAC Statement on 2021 Iron Dome Funding

The passage today of legislation that authorizes the transfer of $1 billion to Israel to resupply its Iron Dome missile defense system signals the U.S. commitment to strengthening Israel’s defense and furthering the U.S.-Israel relationship.
We were very concerned that the funding was eliminated from the continuing budget resolution and was used as a political bargaining chip by a select group of Members of Congress. This is counterproductive to our strategic interest in the Mideast, as well.