Bachmann: Obama Favors American Protesters Over Israel


During tonight’s national security and foreign policy GOP presidential debate on CBS, Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN) said that President Obama favors Americans protesting against income inequality over Israel, the U.S.’s chief ally in the Middle East. Bachmann said:

President Obama has been more than willing to stand with Occupy Wall Street, but he hasn’t been willing to stand with Israel. Israel looks at President Obama, and they do not see a friend.

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After the Israeli embassy in Cairo was stormed this past September and Obama stepped in, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netnyahu said, “We owe [Obama] a special measure of gratitude. This attests to the strong alliance between Israel and the United States.” In May, at AIPAC’s annual conference, Netanyahu said U.S.-Israel “security cooperation is unprecedented.”