Rubio promises 'reset' of US-Israel relations
Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio has promised a 'reset'
of US-Israel relations if he is elected President of the United States.
"I believe my election or the election of someone like me, in and by
itself will help reset that relationship in the eyes of the world,”
Rubio said, the Jewish Insider's Jacob Kornbluh reported.
According to the Florida senator, the Obama administration
deliberately created distance between the U.S. and Israel in an effort
to improve the U.S. standing and its perception in the Muslim world.
"It's been a disaster," he added.
The Republican candidate said the Obama administration damaged the relationship with Israel by briefly suspending military sales during the last Gaza war,
and by making an implied threat that the U.S. won't use its veto power
in the UN Security Council against a possible resolution recognizing a
Rubio also slammed Obama for treating Iran's supreme leader with
"more respect" than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, due to Israel's
opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.
Sounds right to me.
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Marco Rubio, reset button, US presidential campaign 2016, US-Israel relationship