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Letter: Why aren't Israeli troops in the fight?

In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Kurdish

In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Kurdish peshmerga fighters takes their positions behind sand barriers at the village of Taza Khormato in the northern oil rich province of Kirkuk, Iraq to fight the Islamic State militant group. Photo Credit: AP

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].

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