In Israel, Mike Huckabee demands President Obama speak out against kidnapping of abducted teens by terrorists

Mike Huckabee: 'I wouldn't... send out some third-tier State Department spokesman with an absolutely embarrassing quote' Photographed holding a sign that said, "#bringbackourboys" While in Israel, Mike Huckabee speaks at Knesset
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(PR NewsChannel) / June 26, 2014 / JERUSALEM, Israel 
Mike Huckabee Knesset

Mike Huckabee in Knesset, (Courtesy: Benjy Goldberg and Arutz Sheva)

Mike Huckabee barely landed in Israel, and he knew where he needed to head first: The home of Avi and Rachel Frenkel, parents of Naftali, one of the teens abducted by terrorists, is a dual U.S. and Israeli citizen.
The former Republican presidential contender and Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee donned a yellow ribbon on his suit in a sign of solidarity with the three Israeli teenagers abducted by terrorists.

Huckabee demanded that President Obama speak out against the kidnapping and to condemn the incident which has gripped Israel for two weeks.

“I wouldn’t send out some third-tier State Department spokesman with an absolutely embarrassing quote saying we hope both sides will show restraint,” Huckabee said. “One side is a kidnapped child. The other side is a kidnapper. There are only two sides here – evil and good.”

He said he wanted to show the families there are Americans who are care and are paying attention.

“I went to offer support, to give them strength,” Huckabee told reporters, “and I went away with them giving me strength. They are a remarkable family, a family of faith, and their faith gives them a real sense of optimism.”

Mike Huckabee and Social Media

bringbackourboysHe was photographed holding a sign that said, “#bringbackourboys,” a photo clearly meant to post on social media with hopes of going viral.

Huckabee said he would do all he can to help. 
On Facebook, Leslie Day wrote: “Governor Huckabee, thank you for giving America back a litte of her self respect, and for standing with Israel as strong support for Israel and her people. This administration has damaged America’s standing with the world, they have no guts and can’t be trusted. May God bless you and Israel and may G-D bless America again.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes the Islamist Hamas movement, which controls the Gaza Strip, is responsible for the kidnappings which came days after a new unity government formed between Hamas, and Fatah. 

“Any American who values freedom and hates terrorism has to feel appalled at the unity government – Hamas is a terrorist organization,” Huckabee told The Media Line. “The moment the deal was signed the US should have made sure that was the last dime given to this government. It is beyond my understanding why the world has not condemned this government.” 

He said he was disappointed with the UN response to the kidnapping as well.

“The UN has become a forum for anti-Semitic hatred and bigotry, and for, frankly, anti-American hatred and bigotry,” Huckabee said. “This may be one of those times: get out the jackhammers, jackhammer that thing right off the edge of Manhattan, float it into the East River and invite anybody who’d like it to come and take it and tow it home.”

While in Israel, Huckabee also spoke to the Knesset.

There are “long lines to condemn, criticize and even destroy Israel,” said Huckabee, but the line of those aware that the “only explanation for Israel’s existence is God’s providence is a very short one, and since I always like to get in very short lines, I don’t mind being in the very front of that line.”


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SOURCE:  Marc P. Brown

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