Rick Perry 311.
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry will hold a press conference with
American and Israeli-Jewish leaders in New York on Tuesday in which he is
expected to address the upcoming deliberations at the United Nations, MK Danny
Danon (Likud), said on Saturday night.
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Danon, who will participate at the
press conference, said he would ask Perry ahead of the conference to adopt the
initiative the MK is advancing to annex Judea and Samaria in response to the
unilateral Palestinian moves at the UN.
On Friday, Perry accused US
President Barack Obama of distancing himself from Israel and blamed US foreign
policy “errors” for the Palestinian push for statehood at the United
Seeking to capitalize on this week’s Republican election victory
in a heavily Jewish New York congressional district, Perry said Palestinian
leaders believe US-Israeli relations have weakened and said “the ultimate
Palestinian solution” remains the destruction of the Jewish
“Errors by the Obama administration have encouraged the
Palestinians,” the Texas governor wrote in a Wall Street Journal
“It was a mistake to agree to the Palestinians’ demand for
indirect negotiations conducted through the US, and it was an even greater
mistake for President Obama to distance himself from Israel and seek engagement
with the hostile regimes in Syria and Iran,” he wrote.
vowed to veto the Palestinian UN bid for statehood and is threatening to cut the
roughly $500 million in annual US aid to the Palestinians.
the veto plan but called on the administration to make US aid to the
Palestinians conditional on their willingness to negotiate with
Jewish concerns about Obama’s policies toward Israel helped
Republicans win a Democratic congressional district in New York this week for
the first time in more than 80 years.
In a potential harbinger of the
national Jewish vote in 2012, analysts said many voters in the district believe
Obama has failed to support Israel and object to his call for Israeli-
Palestinian negotiations to use the Jewish state’s pre-1967 borders as a