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We didn’t have time to bring you all of host Jim Niedelman’s conversation with Iowa Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

In this part of the discussion, they focus on Israel’s war with Hamas and the war in Ukraine.

Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks just returned after a trip to the Middle East with a bipartisan Congressional delegation. It included a stop in Israel, but she came back before that stop.

Senator Joni Ernst did go to Israel.

The images of the war there are hard to fathom.

“We were going there in order to continue to support and to reassure nations and then to talk with them about what things they need from the U. S. to go forward, and what we as the U. S. need for these partnerships that we have with Middle Eastern countries as they engage more with Israel,” Miller-Meeks said.

To hear the rest of the congresswoman’s comments, click on the video.

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