Herman Cain to Iran: ‘If you mess with Israel you’re messing with the USA’

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

Source: LAT, 7-19-11

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Herman Cain loves deep dish pizza, but he may love Israel more. How do I know? I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t go to war with a man who stole a  pepperoni slice; but if he were president and if a country, even one with a huge army like Iran’s, caused problems with an ally like Israel, there’d be trouble.

“If you mess with Israel you’re messing with the United States of America,” the Georgia businessman laid out plainly in his “Cain Doctrine.”

“Option A is, ‘Folks, we are not going to allow you to attack Israel,’ ” the GOP presidential hopeful told the Washington Times.

“If they call my bluff, they already know — they will know — what Option B is,” Cain said….READ MORE

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No Israel Question During GOP Presidential Debate

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

Source: JTA, 6-14-11

Israel was absent as a topic during the first Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire.

Hopefuls Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Ron Paul discussed the economy, health care, social issues and other topics during Monday night’s two-hour debate at St. Anselm College, but a question on the candidates’ stance on Israel was conspicuously missing.

The only explicit mention of the Jewish state came in passing, during one of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s answers when he charged President Obama has “turned his back” on America’s allies, including Israel.

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