(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today (22 August 2011), in Jerusalem, met with a delegation of 25 Republican members of the US House of Representatives, led by Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price.
Prime Minister Netanyahu emphasized the direct links between the terrorists in Gaza and the Iranian regime and said that, "Those who fire missiles at Israel are supported by Iran with weapons, money and training. They constitute a forward Iranian post on our borders. Just as Iran threatens us, so too it threatens the US."
Prime Minister Netanyahu thanked the US and the Congress for their strong support of Israel. He noted the successes of the Iron Dome system in intercepting missiles and added that he intends to station additional batteries in order to defend Israeli cities.