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Pence: Obama Criticism of Israel 'Disappointing'

Pence: Obama Criticism of Israel 'Disappointing'

Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) criticized President Obama for his remarks about Israel during his speech before the United Nations on Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Real Story” on the Fox News Channel.

“It really was disappointing to see the president use the platform of the United Nations today to essentially call out our most cherished ally in the region…we have no greater ally in the region than Israel. And as we are trying to bring other countries into this coalition to beat down ISIS and this new organization Khorasan in northern Iraq and in Syria, I think it’s vitally important that the world knows that America stands with our allies, including our most cherished ally, Israel” he stated. Pence did add that American airstrikes against Khorasan and ISIS on Monday were a “decisive action” that he supported.

He later declined to say whether he was thinking of running for president in 2016, and instead emphasized the need for clear action against ISIS, saying “I know in my heart of hearts the depth of the tragedy that we’re witnessing on television screens. It’s absolutely important that we act. I think it’s important for leaders at every level in our country to speak clearly and forcefully now. America needs to lead from the front. We need to stand with our allies beginning with Israel in the region, and we need to do everything necessary to defeat ISIS and defeat this real threat to our country.”

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