Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee slammed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 as an act of hate and contempt against the State of Israel and criticized Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech against construction in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria during a visit to the Knesset Tuesday.
The Knesset visit was arranged by MK Miki Zohar (Likud).
“I’m going to recommend a policy for Israel. It is the role of a sovereign state to decide for itself,” Huckabee said in the Knesset. “John Kerry’s speech was without precedent in history. He argues that Israel can be Jewish or democratic, but not both. How did he come to that [conclusion]? He took the faith and the religion out of the equation of what Israel is.”
“Be happy about your history. Be proud. [Your] history tells you where you came from and where you are going. The UN Resolution was an act of hatred and contempt. Very rarely are Syria, North Korea, Russia, etc. condemned. Israel is condemned far more. There are more condemnations in the UN when Israel builds houses than when Iran builds a nuclear reactor,” Huckabee said.
“The world doesn’t hate you because of where you are, but because of what you are – and especially because of who you are. The Muslim world is far larger and there is no justification for Israel to withdraw from the territories. To divide Jerusalem is like asking King Solomon to divide the baby in half.” he added.
“I hope that [President-elect] Donald Trump will not let the people in Washington draw him into the swamp of inactivity. There is a saying: Do it big or go home. You need to do it big, and you are already home,” he said in conclusion.