Monday, March 6, 2017

Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, Stands Tall With Israel!

Tales on vacation - "Best of the Tales" repeat post from April 11, 2011
Note: As you read this post the fetching Mrs. B and I will be at some undisclosed place on vacation.  The place we are at cannot be pried from my lips or my fingers.

Senator Marco Rubio - R, FL
One year ago on April 20, 2010  from: The Weekly Standard
Yesterday, Florida Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio was asked if he would support a preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities by Israel. Rubio responded:  "Israel has to do whatever Israel needs to do for their own national security. You would hope the United States, by taking a stronger role, would prevent that from needing to happen. But ultimately, I don’t think any of us are going to blame Israel if they take it upon themselves to ensure that the security and well being of their people is safeguarded."

Today, April 11, 2011, in a statement celebrating Israel's independence, Rubio expresses "grave concerns about the direction of current U.S. policy towards Israel."

This from the Washington Independent in November 2010: Marco Rubio heads to Israel after winning senate race  "Right after winning his senate election race, the first place Marco Rubio traveled to was Israel."

Senator-elect Marco Rubio (R) will head to Israel on Sunday, reports Israeli news site Ynetnews:  "With victory in the congressional elections less than a day old, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (Rep.) who considers himself a ‘Tea Party’ member, is set to arrive in Israel on Sunday. Rubio’s visit so soon after the election win is a move that strengthens assessments that the congress in its current form will continue where it left off – at least where Israel is concerned."

Rubio gave a speech on Israel in June 2010 to the Republican Jewish Coalition “about the need for the United States to stand with Israel without equivocation or hesitation,” criticizing the Obama administration’s handling of the U.S.-Israel relationship. He also called on the U.S. to "move its embassy to Jerusalem" and said that the administration should not push Israel to a settlement freeze before negotiations.  "Like America", he said, "Israel is an 'exceptional' nation".

Jennifer Rubin of Commentary called it the best speech on Israel “since George W. Bush went to the Knesset.”  "His belief that the U.S. should support Israel unequivocally jibes well with the Republican Party’s foreign-policy thinking on Israel."

This from Jennifer Rubin at: cubachi   After the March 23, 2011 terrorist bombing at a Jerusalem bus stop Marco Rubio said:
“The bombing in Jerusalem is another tragic reminder of the persistent threats to Israel’s security. I condemn this murderous act in the strongest terms and pray for the victims, their families and the entire state of Israel that mourns."  As long as terrorists reject Israel’s right to exist and deploy these types of heinous acts, there cannot be lasting peace in the region. America has a responsibility to stand with Israel and support its right to protect the Israeli people.  We must also insist that the onus for change to achieve a two-state solution be on rejecting violence and accepting Israel’s existence.”

On Thursday April 7, 2011 Rubio signing a letter to support spending for Israel:
"As we work to reduce wasteful government spending," wrote Sen. Marco Rubio in a letter to Mitch McConnell on Thursday, "we recognize that providing for the national defense is a constitutional responsibility of the federal government.  Therefore, we must continue to prioritize the security of our nation and the security of our allies, including Israel."
Thank you Sen  Marco Rubio for your strong complete support of Israel.  I will be proud one day to call you President Marco Rubio.

Every blessing Senator Marco Rubio!


Anonymous said...

long live israel

Big Mike said...

Amen! God Bless!

Unknown said...

Choosing to stand with Israel!

Big Mike said...

Thanks Barbara!!!