Republican Congressman Greg Ganske of Des Moines will leave for the Mideast tomorrow with a delegation of Congressmen who’ll be there a week. Ganske and the others will meet with Israel’s Prime Minister, Jordan’s King and Egypt’s President. Ganske says it is an educational and fact-finding mission to learn more about the turmoil in Israel and to get a better understanding of what some possible solutions may be. Ganske has never been to the Middle East, and some of his family members have asked him not to go because of the violence that’s occurring in Israel. Ganske says it’s important for U.S. politicians like himself to understand what’s going on in the region.Ganske’s running for the U-S Senate, hoping to oust democrat Senator Tom Harkin in 2002. Ganske currently represents the Fourth Congressional District which stretches from Des Moines to Council Bluffs. Ganske leaves Tuesday, April 17th from Andrews Air Force Base and returns April 24th.
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