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Progressive Democrats Are Targeting Iron Dome. That's Good News for Israel

Withholding finance from life-saving Iron Dome is a stupid move if you actually care about Palestinian lives, but from a purely selfish Israeli perspective, it's actually a good development

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system saves lives. Nearly a decade since it entered service, its 2,000-plus interceptions have destroyed rockets from Gaza (and a handful from Lebanon) that were headed toward built-up civilian areas, saving untold Israeli lives. Palestinian ones as well – not just Palestinians of Israeli citizenship, but Palestinians in Gaza too. In fact, it may well have saved more Palestinian lives than Israeli ones.

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