A Muslim Congressman Heads to the Holy Land
Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota is among a congressional delegation visiting Israel this week with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. The eighteen-member group, which is almost all freshmen, also includes Jewish congressmen Paul Hodes, John Yarmuth and Steve Cohen.
My colleague Nathan Guttman is in Israel now and will have a story up this week about all the politicking going on in the Holy Land.
It is particularly interesting to watch Ellison trying to balance his Jewish and Muslim constituencies. He still seems to be figuring out how to keep his foot out of his mouth.