House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States’ main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration.
“At times like this, people try to isolate Israel – but we are here to stand with Israel,” Boehner said in remarks at the National Press Club. “Not just as a broker or observer – but as a strong partner and a trusted ally.”
Boehner defined that support: “Well, it doesn’t mean issuing vague, on-the-one-hand, on-the-other-hand statements. No, it means backing up our words, and showing solidarity with our friend.” Read more here.