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Rep. Cantor says Congress's broad support for Israel could be weakening

Rep. Cantor says Congress's broad support for Israel could be weakening
By Jordan Fabian - 11/09/09 01:13 PM ET

The only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives said Sunday that Congress's broad support for Israel could be deteriorating.

"The possibility is there," House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told the Jerusalem Post, saying that Congress's support for Israel could weaken.

"There have been incidences of late that do indicate that we have challenges on that front, and I'm very committed to doing everything I can to make sure that Congress remains Israel's strongest ally in the quest for what it needs in terms of its security," he said before the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly.

Cantor did not mention anything specific to indicate challenges to Congress's pro-Israel stance, but said the Obama adminstration's Middle East policies could be driving a change in attitude.

"I have a lot of concerns about what I have seen lately, about the continued desire to try to engage with Iran and about pressure being applied to Israel in terms of concessions in the name of peace," Cantor said. "Israel is a pillar in our national security strategy and we ought to be emphasizing every bit of our commitment to Israel right now as it faces an existential threat."

President Barack Obama was scheduled to speak at the General Assembly Tuesday, but canceled his appearance to appear at the memorial service for victims of the Fort Hood shooting. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who is Jewish, will speak in Obama's place.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is in Washington to speak at the General Assembly on Monday, was to meet with Obama Monday afternoon.

Source:
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/66985-canto...



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I doubt it

the number of Jews in congress is the largest it's ever been. On the one hand it's nice to see that old prejudices are dying. On the other hand the Wiemar Republic had the largest number of Jews in government in German history. So when the shit hits the fan the Jews will most likely be blamed again.

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Politicians today aim to grow our economy by burning our cities to the ground, instead they should take a lesson in economic theory.

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They make up one-tenth of the Senate;

so, it is safe to assume they have that percentage in the house.

They'll have one more when we elect Peter Schiff. Jews and Judaism is not the problem; Zionism is, and many Jews oppose Zionism.

That borders on treason...

"I'm very committed to doing everything I can to make sure that Congress remains Israel's strongest ally in the quest for what it needs in terms of its security,..."

That says he is committed to Israel, and bending Congress to Israel's will. Why is he not committed to assuring that Israel is indeed an ally of the US Congress?

What does it take for a citizen to be able to arrest a traitor? Oh - the military to back them up. OK, what would it take for the military to arrest a traitor? I fear we shall never know.

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

Borders

He swore an oath to Israel or the United States ? We need committed defenders of the United States from enemies both foreign and domestic.
We need to eliminate the FED first and with it goes the IRS, ADL, FBI , AIPAC and most importantly the friggen CIA..If you don't like it move to Canada.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

huh?

If I don't like traitors in my government, I should leave the country? I hope I am misunderstanding you.

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

I'm only

speculating, here, Paul4won, but my understanding of what rice is saying is that if you (one) don't like the idea of removing all the alphabet agencies, you (one) can move to Canada...but I may be wrong...

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