11. Support Israeli Defensive Technologies

Israel has developed an array of technologies designed to eliminate the threat of terrorism from Gaza, most prominently the Iron Dome anti-rocket shield and new tunnel detection systems, and is working on emerging technologies such as Iron Beam. Israel is currently formulating new measures to tackle the problem of incendiary balloons and kites, along with testing anti-missile systems intended to neutralize the threat of short and medium range missiles that may be directed at Israel by Hizballah in future conflicts. It is imperative that the U.S. continue to support these initiatives and consider supplementary aid for things like missile defense systems as new threats arise, both to demonstrate unwavering support for Israel’s regional security and to ensure that terrorism remains an unsuccessful tactic for forcing concessions as compared to diplomacy and negotiations.