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Toomey Voices Staunch Support for Israel

June 2, 2010

This from the staff over at pa2010.com:

With Israel facing international criticism for its recent raid on an aide flotilla near the Gaza Strip, Republican Senate hopeful Pat Toomey on Tuesday voiced his staunch support for the country.  About the recent flotilla raid, Toomey said;

“Any loss of life is regrettable, but I fully support Israel’s right to defend itself.  Supporters of the Iranian-backed Hamas terrorist group clearly would like to find a way to deliver weapons to Hamas in Gaza. Israel has a right to stop ships to prevent this from happening. Israel offered the ship a port and promised to deliver the humanitarian aid, but militant activists on the ship intentionally provoked a battle instead.”

Toomey continues;

“Although much of the world community wants to deny it, Israel has a legitimate right to self-defense, and it is exercising that right in the waters near Gaza. I refuse to join the ‘blame Israel first’ crowd. America must stand by its ally in our mutual fight against international terrorism.”

For decades, Republican Arlen Specter did very well among Jews in Pennsylvania.  Toomey is hoping to continue that trend in the fall election.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Stanman permalink
    June 3, 2010 11:09 am

    We will never get such straight arrow comments and support for Israel from Obama. You have to respect Toomey for saying what every politician should say in the wake of this incident. It may even be what most politicians are thinking – but won’t say.

    • June 3, 2010 11:18 am

      Agreed, Toomey is an honorable man and a STRONG supporter of Israel.

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