With the rocket attacks from Gaza that have barraged Israel this week, Israel and its citizens are under a grave and immediate threat and need the world’s support right now.
Israel has been suffering a barrage of rocket fire by terrorists from Gaza recently and has not just the right but the obligation to defend itself and its citizens with a forceful response that will stop the shelling.
The rocket attacks against Israel are an unconscionable act of terrorism and the world community – starting with the United States and its Congress – should stand behind Israel as she defends herself.
These attacks against Israel are a major setback to peace in the region and need to stop immediately.
Carolyn McCarthy is the representative of New York’s Fourth Congressional District. She was first elected in 1996.