Iron Dome saves lives. During Operation Protective Edge, the system intercepted over 600 rockets fired at Israel, a 90 percent success rate. 60 long range rockets, capable of hitting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. were neutralized- saving countless innocent lives.
Saving civilian lives. Isn't this something we all can value?
Via Camera and the Washington Free Beacon
Street claims to be the “political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace
Americans.” Yet, 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives backed
by J Street recently either refused to back funding for Israel’s Iron
Dome short-range anti-missile system or voted against it.
“Three of the House lawmakers who voted against funding for Iron
Dome—Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), and Walter
Jones (R-N.C.)—have received a combined $21,145 in this election cycle
from J Street, according to publicly available Federal Election
Commission (FEC) documents.
“The eight other J Street-funded lawmakers who abstained from the
vote are Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Susan Davis (D-Calif.), Lloyd
Doggett (D-Texas), John Garamendi (D-Calif.), Jim McDermott (D-Wash.),
Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.), Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), and Ed Whitfield
California Neighbors: Contact Zoe Lofgren. Susan Davis, Jackie Speier, Raul Ruiz and John Garamendi. Let them know you are unhappy with their choice. Thats the only thing that will make a difference
In spite of J Streets efforts, Congress overwhelmingly approved the emergency increase in Iron Dome funding by a vote of 395 to 8.