‘Don’t Do This To Them’: Rubio Implores Dems To Not Boycott Netanyahu Speech, Spurn Israel

Al Weaver
The Daily Caller
2/12/2015

In a speech on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio tried to dissuade Democrats from boycotting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech next month.

As of Thursday afternoon, 20 Democrats have announced they intend to skip the address, including Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Pat Leahy and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Rubio, who is contemplating a run for the White House in 2016, said that while lawmakers have a right to skip the speech, they should think of Israelis in the region who are “as threatened today” as they ever have been.

“I can think of no nation on earth that needs our help more right now than Israel. And I can think of no people on earth that deserve our support more than theirs,” Rubio stated Thursday afternoon. “They are reliable, strong, committed ally of this nation.

“They are everything what we want the Middle East to look like in the future: free, prosperous, Democratic, aligned with America, peace-loving, desirous of a better future,” Rubio said. “What more do you want? What more could they do? What else could they be for us to be any stronger an ally of theirs than we should be or are right now?”…

 

 

The article continues, with video, at The Daily Caller.

 

 

Related:  BOOM: Greta Issues Major Threat to Nancy Pelosi Over Boycott of Netanyahu’s Speech

…“If the Democrats take her direction, don’t show up, they may want to find some place to hide because, you know what, I just may send out some cameras to see how busy the MIA Democrats really are, that they’re too busy to hear a world leader, an ally, in the United States Capitol discussing something so profoundly important as Iran and nuclear weapons,” she said…

 

 

Jindal: Obama is ‘Disrespecting Israel, the Jewish People’

…“It’s inconceivable that the White House left the Jewish people out of the list of the Islamic State’s targets in their request for authorization for military force,” Jindal said. “There are countless examples of the Obama administration disrespecting Israel and the Jewish people, but this omission in the AUMF follows two signs of disrespect in only the last several days.”

Jindal said that these repeated shots at Israel and Jews are intentional…

 

 

Update: Krauthammer: Israel ‘The One Place’ Where Obama Is ‘Actively Trying To Change The Regime’ (video)

…Krauthammer told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly that Israel, the staunchest U.S. ally in the region, is “the one place he’s actively trying to change the regime. He added that Obama is “doing everything he can” to “humiliate” and “give the back of the hand” to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

 

 
Update 2: Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Visit to Israel ‘Will Not Make BDS Supporters Happy’

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s upcoming visit to Israel will not be seen positively by supporters of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, said on Thursday…

 

 

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