Perry Supports Israel "As An American And As A Christian"

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry
says he supports Israel because of the Jewish nation's importance
as an American ally -- and because of his Christian faith.

At a news conference in New York with conservative Jewish leaders, Perry said "Palestinian leaders must publicly affirm Israel's right to exist, and to exist as a Jewish nation."

The Texas governor added, "I also as a Christian have a clear
directive to support Israel."

Many Christians consider modern Israel a fulfillment of biblical

Perry called President Barack Obama's Israel policy "misguided and dangerous" as the administration now struggles to thwart a U.N. vote on formal recognition for the Palestinian Authority.

Perry's chief rival for the nomination, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, issued a statement accusing Obama of "throwing Israel under the bus."

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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