The Iron Dome – Saving Lives
The Iron Dome is Israel’s miraculous missile defense system that has saved the lives of countless Israeli citizens. It is an effective and innovative mobile defense solution for countering short range rockets and artillery shells of up to 70 km in all weather conditions, including rain, dust storms and intense fog.
The Iron Dome’s radar system identifies the source of the rocket launch and monitors its trajectory, which is quickly analyzed. The impact point is estimated and if deemed to pose a serious threat to life a command is given which launches an interceptor within seconds.
During the 50 days of the conflict with Hamas in the summer of 2014, where over 4500 rockets were fired at Israeli targets, Iron Dome systems intercepted 735 projectiles that it determined were life threatening, achieving an intercept success rate of 90 percent. Only 70 rockets fired at Israel from Gaza failed to be intercepted.
The Artist – Yaron Bob
Yaron Bob is an art teacher and blacksmith who lives in Yated, a small Israeli community near Israel’s border with Egypt and the Gaza strip. Yaron had two close calls with rockets and he knew he needed to react to the terror that he and his community were facing.
Yaron wanted to create something that speaks of growth and prosperity and to make something out of the destruction and of the ruin of the Kassam. Soon after, Rockets into Roses was born. Yaron’s beautiful art created from the remains of Kassam rockets became world famous as a symbol of what the People of Israel are all about: turning terror and destruction into beauty and growth.
A few years later, after the miraculous success of Israel’s Iron Dome system, came the next idea. “Why not create art from the remains of the material used to protect Israelis?”, Yaron wondered. This lead to Yaron’s next project: Iron Dome Creations.
A Mezuzah is a ritual encasement containing sacred biblical Hebrew text written on parchment, placed on the doorposts of Jewish homes for Divine protection. Can you imagine having a more meaningful mezuzah than one created from the remains of an Iron Dome missile launched to protect Israelis from harm?
Yaron has also created stunning handmade Iron Dome jewelry which can be worn to proudly display the special Heavenly protection that Israel is blessed with each and every day.
Watch below as Yaron explains the deep meaning and amazing success of his latest project.