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DNC Chair: Israel Is 'One of Our Strongest Allies, Particularly in that Region'

8:24 AM, Oct 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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After the debate last night, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that Israel is "one of our strongest allies" in the Middle East:

"Time and again on the world stage, President Obama has stood up for Israel and demonstrated that they are one of our strongest allies, particularly in that region," said Wasserman Schultz. 

The DNC chair's comment comes after Obama pledged to stand with Israel if the Jewish state is attacked. "And if Israel is attacked, America will stand with Israel. I’ve made that clear throughout my presidency," said Obama. "I will stand with Israel if they are attacked."

Obama himself called Israel "one of our closest allies in the region" back in September, though at last night's debate he said Israel "is our greatest ally in the region."

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