Newt Gingrich Says Obama’s Policies ‘Suicidal’ for Israel

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

Source: Israel National News, 6-13-11

Newt Gingrich told Republican party Jews Sunday night that if he becomes the next U.S. president, he will cut off funds to the United Nations if it recognizes the Palestinian Authority and will move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

U.S. President Barack Obama was the first presidential candidate in more than two decades who did not promise in his campaign to relocate the embassy. Two weeks ago, he again exercised a presidential waiver, citing ”national security” to exempt him from fulfilling the Congressional law requiring the move.

Gingrich, a former history professor, told the Republican Jewish Coalition in California, “An Israeli peace with Hamas is impossible. Twenty years of hopes for the peace process cannot change this fundamental reality.”

He added that accepting President Obama’s position regarding the Palestinian Authority and Israel would be “suicidal” for Israel….

Although the economy may be the main issue in the 2012 presidential race, Gingrich chose Sunday night to hammer against President Obama’s international views, accusing him of pursuing “dangerous policies of incoherence and confusion.”

Gingrich said, “Both Israel and America are at a dangerous crossroads at which the survival of Israel and the safety of the United States both hang in the balance.”

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