Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations and current chairman of World Likud Danny Danon says he was shocked over progressives’ opposition to providing U.S. funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system.

“We were shocked to see those radical elements speaking against Israel and actually trying to block the defense system,” Danon told Newsmax’s “Chris Salcedo Show.”

“Iron dome defends Israelis, Jews, Christians, Muslims. … It actually saves the lives of Palestinians because God forbid there would be a rocket that will hit the civilian population in Israel, we would have to retaliate, we would have to start a ground operation in Gaza, and then you are going to have causalities on both sides.”

Progressive lawmakers last month were successful in stripping $1 billion allocated for the Jewish State’s missile defense program from the Democrat spending bill.... Read More: Newsmax