Friday, February 4, 2011

US presidential candidate Huckabee: Israel Fears Standing Alone in unstable region

Israelis are gravely concerned that the events in Egypt, and the public U.S. response, will leave them alone to face consequences of the violent political upheaval rocking the first signatory to a peace treaty with the Jewish state, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Wednesday
"They feel Israel is alone. Their attitude here on the streets of Israel, in the newspapers of Israel, and in many quarters of government is that Israel believes that if something happens to them, they are completely on their own."
Huckabee said that in his meetings with a number of Israeli officials, there was a feeling of shock as they continue to watch events unfold in Egypt.

Watch Huckabee's radio interview on Nachum Segal JAmintheAM in Jerusalem

"The United States' deafening silence toward not even acknowledging any role that he [Mubarak] may have played in a peaceful border, between Egypt and Israel, is what's of great concern"

"If something happens to them, they are completely on their own, And they cannot and should not depend upon the United States, because they just don't have a confidence that the U.S. will stand with them."