Iron Dome to ring up more expenses
Avital Lahav
Published: 20.11.12, 19:28
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1. Victory IS the answer. Iron Dome is not.
Chaim ,   Israel   (11.20.12)
Iron Dome is defense. You can't win playing defense. Total resounding Israeli victory over "Palestinian" poseurs is the answer. Iron Dome is not.
2. #1, agreed. Iron Dome is nice, but no substitute for victory
Jake ,   USA   (11.20.12)
3. Will Israel ever say 'THANK YOU' to the American taxpayer???
Edithann ,   USA   (11.20.12)
Does Israel have the ability to say 'THANK YOU' for American Taxpayer complicity in Israel's slow genocide of the Palestinians? It might be a nice gesture, don't you think? Can Israel/Jews ever say 'THANK YOU' to the non-Jews who've made it possible for Jewish survival over the centuries? Just asking????? I know you think you did it all by yourselves, with your superior intelligence and cunning, but don't you think Israel might be proof that what you belived was all BS? .. TATA
4. Most important What is operating cost of Iron dome?
Tayfun_Turkey ,   Istanbul   (11.20.12)
Fixed expenditures may not explain real cost. What is per missile or better what is effective intercepting cost of shooting one hamas missiles. I guess it is more expensive than it would cause if it was allowed to strike. So instead of iron dome missiles Israel may pay compensation to those whose buildings damaged I think Iron dome may sink Israeli economy soon.
5. #2 But we did, Idiotann.
Tahl   (11.21.12)
That is, we DID thank the Americans (Netanyahu and Michael Oren, on several occasions), and we DID develop this system all by ourselves, with our superior Jewish brains. Must be irking you to know that America helped save Jewish lives. HAHA!
6. @4 keep on thunking. Thunk - thunk..
Miron ,   USA   (11.21.12)
7. anti-semitism in action, arrogance, stupidity,hateful
Abraham ben Jacob ,   Canada   (11.21.12)
8. #4 trayfun - , not to worry, Israel will send you the bill
Abraham ben Jacob ,   Canada   (11.21.12)
9. Response to 3
Shimon ,   Israel   (11.21.12)
First, Israel HAS said thank you. Read the news. Secondly, the US funding of Iron Dome is anther way of saying the US isPURCHASING the Iron Dome technology developed by Israeli defense companies. Third, Israel has done more to PROTECT enemy civilians than any other army in the history of warfare. Why don't you go spend your energy fighting against the Syrian genocide of its own people instead. They kill more people in an hour and just this very same week have rounded up and killed more Palestinians than Israel.
10. 4
zionist forever   (11.21.12)
The cost per missile for Iron Dome is about $50,000 so for sure its expensive but what it does is save lives and no amount of financial compensation can do that. The expensive Iron Dome is the only system of its kind in the world right now so we don't have much choice although if a $50,000 interceptor will save the life of just one Israeli then its $50,000 well spent. The operating policy is the rockets are tracked before any interceptors are launched and only if its headed toward a populated area is it shot down. Only a fraction of the rockets that Hamas have fired have been shot down because they were not headed for populated areas so they were allowed to land. I am sure you will agree that the only thing that matters here is saving Israelis lives and that is why we spend lots of money on Iron Dome.
11. Israel has said thank you to american taxpayers
zionist forever   (11.21.12)
12. To #4 The technology is getting better and better
Nachman   (11.21.12)
The Gaza terrorist are enhancing Israel technology. So in case a wider war breaks out between Israel and its neighboors Israel will be much better prepared.
13. Iron Dome is the star of this episode
Mark ,   London, UK   (11.21.12)
Iron Dome completely foiled the tactics of Hamas. Had it not been in place, and rockets were reaching Tel Aviv and Jerusalem there would undoubtedly have been an incursion into Gaza. Lives, expense and more international opprobrium have been spared. If I were Israel government I'd be upgrading the technology further and getting this kit deployed in north of Israel pronto.
14. if one Irondome missile is 50 000 USD better let it strike!
Tayfun_Turkey ,   Istanbul   (11.22.12)
Because if a single Iron dome intercepting missile cost 50 000 at least two may be spent to intercept one Hamas rocket so cost may be even 100 000 or more. It is better give this money to damaged israilis.
15. At 4
Hazan ,   Paris France   (11.22.12)
At 4 Regarding thé différence between Jewish People and Arabic ,Parsi & Ottoman world. Life of people Is more valable Than à price of missile or buildings. For your curiosity, each missile of Iron Dome Cost 40.000$ You havé 16 missile on the ramp......
16. # 9..It's obvious you have nothing to add ...
Edithann ,   USA   (11.22.12)
Why would I be interested in Syria..when my tax money goes to Israel?? Anyway, you know you're lying and that's OK if it makes you feel secure.. As I've said, Israel doesn't develop anything....they 'knock off' to sell what we've developed.. This faux war of yours was a test of 'our Iron Dome' system for Israel's new business... TATA
17. 14
zionist forever   (11.22.12)
If the rocket is not heading towards a populated area it is allowed to strike however if it is headed to a populated are its shot down. Saving money doesn't save lives and thats what Iron Dome is there for.
18. 16
zionist forever   (11.22.12)
Iron Dome was based 100% on Israeli technology and built from scratch by Rafael. It was even funded from scratch by Israel, not a single American tax dollar went into Iron Dome development. Olmert & Peretz insisted that any rocket defense system must be made in Israel. if the Americans already had something that would do the job then it wasn't going to be considered as an option because Iron Dome was meant to be about feel good factor to rapair the shattered images of Olmert & Peretz. As hard as it might be to believe the US is not the only innovator when it comes to weapons development. Sometimes companies in other countries come up with products the US didn't.
19. To #3 the ignorant poster.
Ben Ze'ev ,   Vancouver   (11.23.12)
Israel says much more than "thank you" to Ameica. 60% of Obama's election funds came from Jews. And lat but most important, the Iron Do me technology, invented by Israel, was given to the United States. That's a pretty big "thank you'....Edith Anne = ignoramus....
20. To no 3. You hear what you want to hear
Ari ,   Jerusalem   (11.23.12)
I herd not once but many times prior to the war an during the war saying thanks to the USA and to president Obama, not only from BIBI's mouth but from Peres, from Barak, from Gantz etc. Even for the cease fire which I think was a mistake we gave thanks to Clinton and also to Ban Ki Moon. The cease fire was a mistake because for the eyes of the arabs is like if Israel surrendered. They should be grateful to G.D that we did not enter Gaza to finish the Job. We hit them hard in their military infrastructure, we kiilled more than 33 high commanders from the terrorists organization like Hamas and Jihad . We destroyed 1500 targets military and strtegic ones. As fo the thank you we said it to the American Government, represented by The President, the Congress and the State Secretary. You don't expect for Israel to say thank you to every non jewish individual in that country. Besides of the Tax payers there are also 6 million Jews which identify themselves as Americans. The thanks should be to them also . As for the Tax payer Israel gives back more than it takes by suppliying USA in many fields with advanced technology. BELIEVE IT OR NOT.
21. To 3 and 16 You have a fix idea and wrong information,
No point arguing with people like you.
22. to no 18 To each one his own, (and also to 3 and 16)
Ari ,   Jerusalem   (11.23.12)
Israel is the developer and the financing of the finish product was mostly from the USA for the first 4 Domes. Now Israel is Also with the USA investing some important money for further production By the way this is a product benefiacil for the US military. It replaces the Patriot an Arrow systems in many voids. This is a short snd media misile interceptor, while the others are long range. By the way the Arrow was also dveloped in Israel Military Industriews. It's a join proyect with the USA
23. # 18..You're wrong...
Edithann ,   USA   (11.23.12)
Israel was never an innovator of anything but unbridled hate for non Jews.....They take the products of our engineering and modify just enough to get around the patton's and business agreements..then they sell the stuff on the open market as their own..that is if they haven't already bought the company..That's what you've been doing for's your 'stock in trade'..always has been... Of course Olmert and Peretz insisted on all things technical be made in Israel..Israel, like all countries needs the work..I never said Israeli's were stupid, I said they were thieves and liars...They steal from us and knock us off..It took a lot of money to bribe our congress to pass those devious bills... Anyway, where does Israel have the manpower to invent anything when half of you don't work and are uneducated.., and have to import labor.. Your schools and Universities are on the bottom rungs.. So tell me...which all those Talmud Scholars have made an international contribution to mankind? Hahahaha All that studying and they're just as dumb as they've always been... Why do you think Israeli military was always swarming at the Pentagon? TATA.
24. no 23 from where you get this stupid and wrong
unformation. We are innovative in many filds, Military,Medicine,phisycs. Many Nobel prices etc the Haifa Univesity and Hebrew University are rated among the 100 best university in the world- I think you must be a stupid arab who see a defeat as triumph TATA
25. #'re even more wrong...but Ynet wont
Edithann ,   USA   (11.24.12)
allow you to learn ....They want and need you to remain stupid...that's why they wont post my last comment to you.... TATA
26. Ah, Ynet woke up and is now trying to make amends...
Edithann ,   USA   (11.24.12)
Too late, I already know you too well.. Nobel Prizes were bought and paid for ...the usual machinations and lies Jews have used for centuries... It's all similar and especially interesting in how they got the UN to give them Palestinian land in the first place..look that one up too... .All one has to do is minor research to find out the truth... TATA
27. Pointless to respond to Edithann
Stephen in New York   (11.25.12)
who is obviously mentally ill.
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