The Donald won’t win over many Jews with this one.
Yesterday, during an hour-long town hall on MSNBC, GOP front-runner Donald Trump said he’d remain “neutral” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Let me be sort of a neutral guy. Let’s see,” he said. “I don’t want to say whose fault it is. I don’t think it helps.”
Some other comments he made:
“[Peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are] the toughest deal in the world right now to make [and it’s possible that it is] not makable.
“It is a very, very tough agreement to make. I was with a very prominent Israeli the other day. He says it’s impossible because the other side has been trained from the time they’re children to hate Jewish people. But I will give it one hell of a shot. That I will tell you.”
Marco Rubio has promised to “make restoring the U.S.-Israel relationship a top priority.”
Ted Cruz said that on the first day of his administration, he would “recognize Jerusalem as the eternal, undivided capital of Israel.”
Jeb Bush wrote, “Given the deep historic, cultural, and emotional ties that bind the United States and Israel, as well as our shared interests in fighting the growing terrorist threat and combatting Iranian aggression, the U.S.-Israel relationship should be stronger than ever.”