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Engel Statement on U.S.-Israeli Relations

Engel Statement on U.S.-Israeli Relations

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding the state of relations between the United States and Israel:

“I was shocked and disappointed on reading the comments in The Atlantic.  I call upon the Administration to reassert the importance of the relationship between the United States and Israel, and to reaffirm that the bonds between our two countries are unbreakable.  I realize that two allies, such as the United States and Israel, are not going to agree on everything, but I think it is counterproductive and unprofessional for Administration officials to air their dirty laundry in such a public way.  I am getting tired of hearing about the leaks and denials.  This ought to be the last time we hear of such talk because it is getting to a point where nobody believes the denials anymore.”