Chabot Meets with Israeli Ambassador
On Friday, Rep. Steve Chabot met with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer to speak about the situation in Israel. Rep. Chabot, a senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and former Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia, released the following statement regarding the recent attacks on Israel earlier in the week:
“In the last few days, terrorists have launched more than 200 rocket attacks on Israel, targeting major population centers. Hamas has released propaganda videos threatening even more attacks.
I strongly support Israel’s right to defend itself from these cold-blooded acts of terrorism. I have been a longtime supporter of Iron Dome, which has intercepted dozens of rockets this week. And I support Operation Protective Edge -- Israel’s self defense strategy to end the rocket fire and restore security. Israel has every right to stand up and protect its people from Hamas aggression and I urge the Obama Administration to stand with our great friend and ally at this critical time.”