Monday, November 21, 2011

Republican Bachmann: "When Israel looks at President Obama, they don’t see a friend."

(ABCnews).Speaking before the Zionist Organization of America, the oldest pro-Israel group in the United States, Republican contender Michele Bachmann said her first foreign policy directive on Day 1 of her presidency would be recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Bachmann said Israel should not cede any land — “not one acre, not one square foot, not one inch” — to the Palestinians in order to make peace.

An Iran in possession of a nuclear weapon, she said, posed an existential threat not only to Israel but to the United States.
“The Pentagon should prepare a war plan, as a last resort, should all else fail in preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons."
She chastised President Obama for failing to stand with Israel.
“President Obama stands with Occupy Wall Street, but he doesn’t stand with Israel. When Israel looks at President Obama, they don’t see a friend."
The United States “must sell Israel the additional fighter jets, bunker buster bombs, refueling tankers, and other materials they need to defend themselves,” she said. She also said the United States should continue its “comprehensive missile system” in the Middle East.

The Palestinians “must recognize Israel’s right to exist and renounce violence” if they expect to become a serious partner for peace.