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October 15, 2007

Gov. Mike Huckabee: Create Palestinian State Outside of Israel

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Orthodox Jew Hosts Presidential Candidate

October 15, 2007

prez can cover.jpg(By Shmuel Hakoton) Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican presidential contender, gave a stump speech and answered questions today at the home of New Hampshire State Representative Jason Bedrick, the first Orthodox Jew elected to the NH House of Representatives.

“People often tell me that they agree with what Huckabee has to say, but don’t think he can win,” said Bedrick, “Not only can he win, he must win if we’re going to put this country back on track.”

Bedrick also noted that though Huckabee isn’t a household name yet, he believes that he will be. “No one had ever heard of the last governor from Hope, Arkansas, Bill Clinton, the summer before he was elected. Huckabee is polling well in all the early states; he’s a long shot but he’s the best shot we’ve got.”

New Hampshire is the home of the first primary in the nation and it has a history of picking lesser-known candidates who go on to become President.

In response to a question about the Middle East from Rabbi Moshe Bleich of the Wellesley-Weston Chabad Center, Gov. Huckabee expressed frustration with Israeli politicians who wanted to give away the Golan Heights and firmly opposed dividing Jerusalem.

When asked about a Palestinian state, Gov. Huckabee stated that he supports creating a Palestinian state, but believes that it should be formed outside of Israel. He named Egypt and Saudi Arabia as possible alternatives, noting that the Arabs have far more land than the Israelis and that it would only be fair for other Arab nations to give the Palestinians land for a state, rather than carving it out of the tiny Israeli state.

Gov. Huckabee, who has visited Israel nine times, also expressed support for moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and stressed the importance of making America energy independent in ten years for both environmental and national security reasons. “We just can’t continue to be dependent on Saudi oil,” explained Huckabee, “I want to be able to tell the Saudis that we need their oil about as much as we need their sand.”

A crowd of over seventy people came to meet Gov. Huckabee and listen to him answer questions while they enjoyed kosher pastries and coffee. Gov. Huckabee also spoke of the need to overhaul the tax code, eliminating the IRS and replacing all taxes on income and production with a consumption tax.

Gov. Mike Huckabee served as governor of Arkansas for ten years and he is a past chairman of the National Governors’ Association. Rep. Jason Bedrick is a first-term state representative serving the towns of Windham and Salem, NH. He is also the gabbai of the Wellesley-Weston Chabad synagogue in Wellesley, MA. [link]

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Ann Marie,

Somehow you are not convincing in your role as Christian Conservative.
May we ask whom you are supporting now, since Mike H. is no longer an option for you?
You conveniently skipped the facts that we cited about ethnic cleansing of the Jews in PA and other (all of them) Arab countries. While you claim not to tolerate ethnic cleansing against the Jews, this claim lacks an emotional drive that you put behind supposed transfer of Palestinians. BTW, Mike H. never said transfer -- this is your word, that you put in his mouth. Once again, you sound like a lefty -- same one-sided application of justice, disregard for the facts, emotions out of control, and selectively directed outrage.
A great Russian stage director Stanislavsky used to say to actors who failed to convince him by their play -- "I don't believe".
Neither do we. Practice, practice a lot.

Season Greetings!

How can a candidate for President propose that Israel violate the Fourth Geneva Convention, article 49 which prohibits a "transfer"?

If I oppose a Presidential candidate because he supports the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, how does one automatically conclude that, that means I support the elimination of Israel? Cry wolfe enough times and no one will listen to you.

The drama aside, I would also NOT support a candidate who proposed the ethnic cleansing of Israelis. That's called consistency without hypocrisy.

I'm also well educated on this subject. I'm a Christian/Conservative who could never vote for a democrat if my life depended on it.

But this isn't about me, it's about whether one should support a candidate who supports ethnic cleansing. I cannot support that, just as I couldn't support him if he were supporting the Arab fanatics who want Israel wiped off the map.

What's the difference between this policy and the policy of Iran? The only difference is, which people are the target of ethnic cleansing!

Try consistency and views which are not hypocritical and you'll actually get people to respect those views.

Emer, and you can join them too.

I think Huckabee should join Hillary on that rocket to Mars...

Ann Marie, obviously, does not have a problem with ethnic cleansing of Jews. How many Jews live in Gaza? None. How many Jews new Palestinian state is willing to accept in the West Bank? Zero. What is the criminal punishment in friendly Jordan for selling real estate property to a Jew? Death penalty.
Ann Marie, any thoughts?

And give us a break, you were planning to vote for Huckabee. Since when? Is his other name Ron Paul, or Obama, or Hillary?
You sound like a lefty because you are one. Go away.

Ann Marie, don't be so brain washed
and please, learn more facts about

I was just about to support Mike Huckabee for President until I read this. Transfer = Ethnic Cleansing. I cannot support ethnically cleansing Palestinians

It's a good ideal expect the problem is where are you going to put them that people don't already live? That's the problem in the first place, giving people land that at the time doesn't belong to them. It happened during the times of the Romans too and guess what.... the same thing happened. And if it's a place where no one lives chances are no one lives their cause it's not a good place to live. There is also the problem of how are you going to make them just get up and leave? People can be pretty stubborn when you are forcing them out of their homes.

Egypt and Saudi Arabia are too close to Israel, which means that "Palestinians" will continue shooting rockets and sneaking terrorists. I think the best place for a Palestinian entity is Birobijan.

he is crazy and will never win any thing

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