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'Israel Needs an Ally'

1:20 PM, Jul 21, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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The Emergency Committee for Israel has just released a statement in response to President Obama's call for a cease-fire in Gaza.

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"Israel does not need a mediator. Israel needs an ally," reads the statement. "Pressuring Israel to agree to a cease-fire that rescues Hamas from defeat and leaves it in possession of its missiles, tunnels, and terror infrastructure is foolish and wrong. If President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry want to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East, they should support Israel and its campaign to end the terror threat from Gaza."

Secretary of State John Kerry is currently in the Middle East to "join diplomatic efforts" to urge Hamas to accept an agreement to stop the two weeks of violence in Gaza.

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