U.S. Congress United in Its Support of Israel, Says Republican Minority Whip

Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor, the highest ranking member of Republican Party, assures hundreds of worshipers in New York of lawmakers' stance on Israel's interests.

U.S. Republicans and Democrats differ on nearly every issue in the U.S. Congress but are united in their support of Israel, Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) told a congregation of U.S. Jews on Saturday.

Speaking at The Hampton Synagogue in Long Island, the Republican minority whip characterized the current U.S. Congress as one of the most divided in recent memory.

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Republican minority whip, Congressman Eric CantorGetty / Archive

But despite its many differences with regard to foreign and domestic matters, said Cantor, the Congress stands united on one issue: support for Israel and its vital interests.

Cantor, who is the highest ranking Jewish member in the Republican Party, attended the synagogue as a guest of Rabbi Marc Schneier. Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger was also present for the Sabbath services.

Cantor was honored during the service with a call to the Torah and delivered his address to hundreds of worshipers.