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  9/3/2014, Elul 8, 5774

Leading US Congressmen in Israel: Hamas and ISIS are the Same


Senior US Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Ed Royce (R-Calif) held a press conference together with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman Wednesday to emphasize the importance of the US-Israel alliance.

Royce, who is a Chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the reason for both the popular support for Israel among the American population, as well as strong bipartisan support in Congress, was Israel's status as a beacon of democratic values amid a sea of brutality and turmoil in the Middle East. Engel, who is also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, echoed those sentiments.