Today, October 10, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) helped introduce the bipartisan “Operation Swords of Iron” Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act in the House with Representatives Claudia Tenney (NY-24), Brad Schneider (IL-10), and Max Miller (OH-7), to appropriate $2 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system.
Additional original cosponsors include Michael Lawler (R-NY), Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Zach Nunn (R-IA), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Nicholas Langworthy (R-NY), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), David Kustoff (R-TN), Jim Banks (R-IN), Jared Moskowitz (D-FL), Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY), Tom McClintock (R-CA), and Lance Gooden (R-TX).
The “Operation Swords of Iron” Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act has received widespread support, including from FDD Action, JINSA, and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA).
This past weekend, on Shabbat and in the shadow of the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists invaded Israel and waged war on the Jewish State. These savage terrorists are kidnapping, torturing, raping, burning alive, and brutally murdering innocent babies, children, women, men, and elderly — including Americans. Hamas continues to fire rockets into Israel. As of Monday, the terrorist attacks have killed more than 1,000 people in Israel, including 14 Americans, and Hamas has taken 150 hostages.