Daily Israel Report

US Ambassador Reiterates Commitment, in Wake of Financial Crisis

Dan Shapiro, new U.S. Ambassador to Israel, visited the Iron Dome anti-missile battery in the south & promised U.S. will continue support.
By Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 8/9/2011, 9:35 PM

Daniel B. Shapiro, the new U.S. Ambassador to Israel, travelled to the south of Israel Tuesday for a tour of the Iron Dome Battery. Shapiro was hosted by Captain Elad Tzinman, Israeli Air Force Battery Commander, and Colonel Tzvika Chaimovitch, Israeli Air Force 167 Wing Commander.

Ambassador Shapiro received a brief on the Iron Dome system and toured the Command Center. In a press statement following the tour, Ambassador Shapiro reiterated that the United States is committed to Israel's security.