Saturday, May 28, 2011

Eric Cantor (R-VA) explains to AIPAC which Party really Supports Israel

The following our excerpts from Rep. Eric Cantor's speech to AIPAC on May 23. When Rep. Cantor was announced to give his speech his applause far outweighed what the President received:

Here is what he said about the issue of Iran’s fundamental threat:

Yet today the two-thousand-year-old dream of the state of Israel is in jeopardy. There is no other nation on Earth so routinely denied its right to exist and threatened with destruction. Recent developments in the region have moved Iran out of the headlines, but it is undeniable: the specter of a nuclear Iran looms larger than ever.We must never take our eye off Iran. And that’s why Congress will soon pass the bipartisan Iran Threat Reduction Act, making it official U.S. policy to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. Plain and simple, if you do business with Iran, you cannot do business with America. It is not okay to vilify Israel. It is not okay to demonize Jews. And it’s time to stop scapegoating Israel.

Here is what he said about Abbas Leader of the Palestians:

Stop naming public squares and athletic teams after suicide bombers. And come to the negotiating table when you have prepared your people to fore go hatred and renounce terrorism — and Israel will embrace you. Until that day, there can be no peace with Hamas. Peace at any price isn’t peace; it’s surrender.

Here is what he said about the issue of the Palenstian threat to Israel:

In order for us to win this great struggle, we must have the courage to see the world not as we wish it to be, but as it truly is. It is not morally equivalent when the offenses of terrorists are equated with the defenses of Israel. [Palestinian culture is] the root of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. It is not about the ’67 lines. And until Israel’s enemies come to terms with this reality, a true peace will be impossible … If the Palestinians want to live in peace in a state of their own, they must demonstrate that they are worthy of a state.

Alluding to the president, Cantor then said that friendship between Israel and the U.S. has to be based on reality, “not just on rhetoric.” While words come and go, “only deeds count.” And with another slap at the president, he remarked: “Now is the time to lead … from the front.”

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