Allen West: Obama Lacks 'Commitment to the Safety and Security of the Jewish Homeland'
1:14 PM, Aug 3, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Yesterday, the Emergency Committee for Israel released this ad:
"The Obama administration is embarrassed to say" that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, the ad shows. Mitt Romney, according to the ad, has no problem saying that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
Asked for his response to the ad, Congressman Allen West of Florida said, "President Barack Obama continues to refuse to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and this alone is indicative of his lack of commitment to the safety and security of the Jewish homeland. As I have stated time and time again, Jerusalem is both the religious and historical capital of the State of Israel. Governor Mitt Romney clearly understands this, he stated this while he was in Jerusalem, and I am confident that as president he will work tirelessly to reaffirm our country’s commitment to Israel and the Jewish people."
The ad is airing in Florida, West's home state.
"Next year," the ad concludes, "President Mitt Romney in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel."
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