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May 20, 2015 10:32 am

Chris Christie: US Commitment to Israel ‘Must be Absolute’

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Chris Christie said the Obama administration has not taken its relationship with Israel serious enough.

JNS.org – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who may enter the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said that the current administration of President Barack Obama has not taken its relationship with Israel seriously enough.

“Over the last few years this administration has taken our Israeli partners for granted, and it is shameful how the president has treated them,” Christie said Monday in a speech in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

“Our commitment to Israel must be absolute. Israel is a beacon of freedom in a sea of autocracy and our friendship should be unshakable. Over the last few years this administration has taken our Israeli partners for granted and it is shameful how the president has treated them,” he said.

Christie, who in the past has come under fire from some pro-Israel observers for his remarks on the Jewish state and for one of his New Jersey judicial appointment’s ties to radical Islam, added, “Israel and its people must be supported by the United States and the American president—its existence and its security is non-negotiable, and the Iranians and others who think otherwise must be reminded by America of that simple fact.”

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  • Eric R.

    I am not a supporter of Christie for President; but I voted for him twice for governor and without hesitation.

    I also know people who knew him growing up in Livingston, NJ.
    He is not an anti-Semite, and he is not anti-Israel in any way.

    He also will not be the GOP nominee for President.