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US Congressman Gets it Right on Gaza v. Israel

U.S. congressional representative proudly tells constituents about his support for increased funding of the Iron Dome and other missile defense systems for Israel.
The Iron Dome anti-missile system in action

The Iron Dome anti-missile system in action
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Responding to a letter from a constituent, U.S. Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL-06) sent out a video to his constituents explaining what the U.S. is doing to protect Israel from Gaza’s rocket attacks.

Roskam is the co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus and is active in helping to secure funding for Israel’s defense needs from the U.S., including the Iron Dome Missile Defense system, David’s Sling and the Arrow missile defense systems.

This past spring, Roskam and Democratic Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06) sought a near doubling in appropriation levels over those requested by the administration for the Iron Dome system. They requested $350.9 million for Iron Dome, which was $175.9 million more than was allocated in the president’s budget, and $268.7 million for the Arrow, Arrow 3 and David’s Sling systems, which was $172.1 million more than the administration requested.

In the video, Roskam refers to Hamas as the “Iran backed terrorist regime,” and explained to his constituents that Israel accepted the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, while Hamas rejected it, instead choosing more violence.

 

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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12 Responses to “US Congressman Gets it Right on Gaza v. Israel”

  1. Thank you congressman for caring about Israel and it’s servival.

  2. Thank you congressman for caring about Israel and it’s servival.

  3. Great Congress…do the work that the President Obama cannot do!

  4. Great Congress…do the work that the President Obama cannot do!

  5. Great Congress…do the work that the President Obama cannot do!

  6. A civics lesson to all obsessed with Obama, your favorite whipping boy, bigots.

  7. A civics lesson to all obsessed with Obama, your favorite whipping boy, bigots.

  8. Madu Iyk says:

    The state of Israel will never walk alone. God protects his own people.

  9. Madu Iyk says:

    The state of Israel will never walk alone. God protects his own people.

  10. Madu Iyk says:

    The state of Israel will never walk alone. God protects his own people.

  11. Geela Gordon says:

    thank you congress, you should president instead of Obama! thank you for supporting Israel you are a real true friend of Israel.

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