The US President Barack Obama should
demonstrate he is a "serious" supporter of Tel Aviv by appearing
publicly with the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, says a Jewish
Eric Cantor, the only GOP Jewish member in the US House of
Representatives, told AFP on Tuesday that he felt "very disheartened" as
there was no scheduled joint press conference or any photo event
between Obama and the Israeli prime minister.
"At a time when there's some question" about the health of the
alliance, said Cantor, "the president should be taking every opportunity
to stand up publicly and reaffirm that we stand with our ally Israel."
Cantor said the president should appear publicly with Netanyahu "if
we're serious" about showing that the US-Israeli bilateral ties are not
Jewish Senators and Representatives in the US are widely believed to
be far more committed to Israel than the US, often going out of their
way to demand complying with every request that the regime makes,
whether military, financial or political.
Cantor's comments came a day after the US top diplomat, Hillary
Clinton, addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
annual conference, pledged "personal commitment" to guarantee Israel's
security, . . .
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