Video: Huckabee in Israel Saying What Has to Be Said


hucakbee[Video below.] Former Governor of Arkansas and 2008 GOP presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, visited the Gush Katif Museum today. In Israel for a tour of support, Huckabee toured the musem’s exhibitions in Yerushalayim chronicling the vibrant Jewish life cut short by Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan. “I don’t consider myself  a Zionist, I consider myself  a realist,” Huckabee, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012, said. “We all must learn the lesson from Gush Katif. (People) should be able to live anywhere in Israel, like in America,” he added, flanked by New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind. During the three-day visit sponsored by the Ateret Cohanim organization, Huckabee said that establishing a Palestinian state in “the middle of the Jewish homeland” would be “unrealistic.”

Time magazine called his 11th trip to Israel “Huckabee’s First 2012 Campaign Stop.”

The Obama Administration has been at odds with the government of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyanhu over settlement activity in East Yerushalayim and the West Bank, Matthew Kalman reported.

And Huckabee has used his trip to accuse Barack Obama of zigzagging on pledges to Israel made during his 2008 campaign.

“Our primary concern ought to be whether or not Iran is weaponizing nuclear material, not whether 20 peaceful Jewish families happen to be moving into a neighborhood in their own country,” Huckabee said.

Click on the play button below to watch Huckabee’s remarks (Real Player required):

{Yair Israel/}