FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2012
Contact: Nathan Diament
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization expressed its support for the Iron Dome Support Act introduced in the U.S. Congress by Reps. Howard Berman (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL).
The legislation would allow the President to authorize further assistance for the “procurement, maintenance and sustainment” of the Iron Dome system upon request by the Israeli government.
Nathan Diament, the Orthodox Union’s Executive Director for Public Policy issued the following statement:
We are so thankful that the Iron Dome system saved so many innocent Israelis from harm during the recent rocket assault by Gaza-based terrorists. We appreciate the support from the President and Congress that allowed the Iron Dome to be developed and put into the field.
The Orthodox Union commends Representatives Ileana Ros Lehtinen and Howard Berman, the chair and ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, respectively, for their leadership on this new legislation. The Iron Dome Support Act will further the ability of the State of Israel to defend her citizens against those who threaten them.