Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has announced he will travel with former Arkansas Republican Governor Mike Huckabee to Israel next week for a three-day trip to demonstrate their support for a united Yerushalayim and their belief that Jews have the right to live anywhere, including Judea and Samaria.
Huckabee, who once said he supports the notion of a Palestinian state in Egypt or Saudi Arabia, has long been a vocal proponent of Israel, and of Jews’ right to reside anywhere within the Jewish state.
“I am thrilled to be accompanying the Governor on this politically significant and extremely important trip,” Hikind said. “His presence will certainly strengthen the residents who are facing the possibility of eviction due to President Obama’s incessant pressure on the Israeli government to dismantle Jewish settlements.”
Hikind and Huckabee will be joining Dr. Joseph Frager, Chairman of American Friends of Ateret Cohanim and the facilitator of this trip, as well as Mr. Rubin Margules, Zionist Organization of America Brooklyn Regional President. The itinerary includes visits to the Old City of Yerushalauyim, Ma’aleh Adumim, and Chevron, among other locations.
Hikind is in the process of rolling out a major campaign to bring thousands of American Jews to Judea and Samaria in mid-November to show support to the affected settlers.