Read the latest updates on Mike Huckabee in Israel:
GOP Presidential hopeful Huckabee: U.S. solidarity with Israel is organic; Any threat to Israel is a threat to the U.S.
"Any threat to Israel is a very real threat to the United States,And one of the reasons I come here is because I want to be an ambassador in my own country, to help explain that our solidarity with Israel is not merely organizational, but it is organic, and that we cannot afford to allow Israel to be threatened."Mike Huckabee: Egypt situation could threaten world
"the situation could threaten the world and all those who seek peace and security. The real threat to Israelis not the bomb but the people behind it, not weapons but the madmen behind them."Huckabee: Israel can build in West Bank, Jerusalem
Huckabee dismissed the notion that Jewish settlements are obstacles to peace. Instead, he backed the settlers' view that they have the right to build anywhere in the biblical Land of Israel, including the West Bank.
Huckabee: Events in Egypt create 'tenuous situation'
While in the Mount of Olives for a cornerstone laying ceremony, Huckabee said:
"The essence of freedom, the very heart of it, is self-determination and self-direction. And so today we dedicate this place not only as a place for people to live, but people to live free. Many people across the world live, but the real inner quest in every heart is to live free."
"I join you today," Huckabee told those gathered at the ceremony, "in celebrating this place as a place for people who will not merely live, but live free, as a testament to their commitment of making Israel a place where there is always a home for the Jewish people."
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