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HUCKABEE VISITS EPICENTER: Supports Israelis right to build in east Jerusalem

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2009 at 10:00 pm
Fmr. Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee visited Jerusalem Monday.

Fmr. Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee visited Jerusalem Monday.

Huckabee also toured the security fence separating the West Bank from the rest of Israel.

Huckabee also toured the security fence separating the West Bank from the rest of Israel.

Mike Huckabee, the evangelical former Arkansas governor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate, is visiting the epicenter this week to show his support for Israel and the Jewish people.

During a three-day tour of Israel which began today, Huckabee criticized the Obama administration for opposing the growth of Israeli neighborhoods in east Jerusalem, even though the city is Israel’s declared capital. “It concerns me when there are some in the United States who would want to tell Israel that it cannot allow people to live in their own country, wherever they want,” the former governor said during a visit in east Jerusalem.

Huckabee added: “My question is how would the government of the United States feel if Prime Minister Netanyahu began to dictate which people could live in the Bronx, which ones could live in Manhattan, and which could live in Queens….The position that our government has taken recently is far more harsh [than the previous administration’s], even halting peace talks until there is compliance with these demands….I’m not sure where we would get the authority to demand of the Israelis what they should do in their own country.”

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