Congressman Engel appeared on C-span recently to discuss his support for Isreal against Hezbollah. It is a call in show, and when callers questioned the wisdom of the scale of the Israeli bombing of Lebanon, Congressman Engel informed viewers that he had met with fundamentalist Christians who were committed to the Israeli cause. More recently, I have read that Rep. Engel has joined Republicans on a committee of a Evangelical Christians in support of the conflict in the ME. Rep. Engels promotion of the fundamentalist Christian groups invovement in these events struck a discordant not for me. I still feel he has alligned with a group that is ultimately more problematic for Israel and the US than helpful. For myself, I would prefer Congressman Engel to work closely with all groups to determine the best resolution to the crisis, instead of a kneejerk response that immediately endorses violence.
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