Republican congressional delegation meets with Israeli president

Republican congressional delegation meets with Israeli president
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 9:12am

A delegation of 35 republican members of congress met Israeli President Shimon Peres wednesday in Jerusalem. The American Israel Education Foundation, headed by house majority whip Kevin McCarthy, is sponsoring the trip.

The Israeli President turned 88 years old tuesday. The republicans surprised Peres by singing him a "happy birthday" song. McCarthy told Peres almost all members of the delegation were members of the congressional freshman class.

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