Violence in the Middle East
by Randy Neugebauer on November 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM
Within the past week, Palestinian militants fired missiles at Israeli targets and Israel has responded with strikes of its own in parts of the Gaza Strip. A missile attack on Jerusalem on Friday marks the first attack on the holy city in decades. I pray for the victims of these attacks and for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. I continue to stand firmly by Israel as it works to promote and secure democratic values in a region ravaged by violence and political unrest.
On Friday, the House unanimously passed a resolution expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders. It is critical that we continue to send the message that we support Israel’s right to defend itself. I am closely monitoring this situation, and will provide updates to you as the situation progresses.