President Obama is running the most anti-Israel White House in modern history, a member of the House GOP leadership charged today. House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.), a staunch ally of Israel, assailed Obama for his record on that country.”I believe the Obama administration is the most anti-Israel administration in the modern history of the state of Israel and our relationship with her,” Pence said during an interview on the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Pence, the third-ranking Republican in the House, has long been an outspoken advocate of Israel and helped author the Iran Sanctions Act this year in part to help Israel with battling the influence of nearby Iran and its pursuit of nuclear technology.
“I’ll be honest with you: I never thought I’d live to see the day that an American administration would denounce the Jewish state of Israel for rebuilding Jerusalem,” said Pence, a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate. “But in the wake of the dispute over the construction of apartment buildings in a certain area of Jerusalem, we saw just that. And the American people are fed up with it.”