"Mordechai Shefer, an Israeli rocket scientist formerly with Rafael, Iron Dome’s maker, studied nearly two dozen videos and, in a paper last month, concluded that the kill rate was zero"

March 21, 2013

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Weapons Experts Raise Doubts About Israel’s Antimissile System

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An interceptor from Israel’s Iron Dome antimissile system was fired in November to hit and destroy incoming rockets from Gaza.

Published: March 20, 2013

After President Obama arrived in Israel, his first stop on Wednesday was to inspect an installation of Iron Dome, the antimissile system hailed as a resounding success in the Gaza conflict in November. The photo op, celebrating a technological wonder built with the help of American dollars, came with considerable symbolism as Mr. Obama sought to showcase support for Israel after years of tensions over Jewish settlements and how to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions.


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