Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) praised the Iron Dome missile defense system during a recent visit to Israel, highlighting its value both to Israel and to the United States.
“The Iron Dome system is a proven way for Israel to defend its people from hostile threats,” said Portman. “This cooperative effort between our two governments will also help enhance U.S. missile defense capabilities.”
He added: "It was encouraging to see firsthand how this innovative technology is protecting lives and significantly diminishing the effectiveness of a tool terrorists use to inflict harm and escalate violence.”
In recent years, the United States has provided key funding for the Iron Dome system, enabling the Jewish state to produce multiple batteries in key threat areas.