The Majority of Americans Support Israel except Pelosi
On Capitol Hill, negotiations were conducted on Wednesday concerning the passage of a House resolution supporting Israel. The Senate unanimously approved Tuesday a resolution expressing support for Israel and calling the administration to take diplomatic action against Syria and Lebanon because of their support for terrorism.
In the House, attempts to enroll the leadership of both parties to cosponsor the pro-Israeli resolutions failed, after minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refused to cosponsor the resolution if it would not include in its language a call for both sides to minimize civilian casualties. The legislators behind the resolution, led by Eric Cantor (R-VA) refused to change the language, arguing that Israel is already doing all in its power to limit the damage to civilians. Since Pelosi would not sponsor the resolution, Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, signed on as cosponsor with the Republican majority leader John Boehner (R-OH). [read more]
Soldiers pray at an artillery position near Kiryat Shmona on Wednesday. (photo AP)
Via Fox News: Congress to Voice Support for Israel
Interesting Tidbit: Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was screaming the other day about the LAW (she voted in favor of) that the Administration was honoring; with charging a fee to Americans toting passports, duel or not, to get a free ride out of Lebanon.