One question comes to mind when I read stories about Rep. Lee Zeldin's support for the hawk candidate for Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu ["GOP hawk for Israel," News, March 1].

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Why is it that when our country fights the Islamic State group, al-Qaida or other terrorist groups in the Middle East, help from Israel is almost nonexistent? While all of the hawks such as Zeldin (R-Shirley) seemingly will not be satisfied with our counterterrorism efforts until we put boots on the ground, Israel stays home.

Douglas Dittko, Manorville