With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support


WASHINGTON - Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel.


While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, US lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military operations.


Many even have criticized the administration's effort to halt violence that has killed more than 1,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and more than 50 Israeli soldiers and three civilians this month.