Marco Rubio: ‘Israel is the Only Pro-American, Free Enterprise Democracy in the Middle East’

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, pledged to continue his support for Israel.

Rubio spoke at the virtual summit held by Christians United for Israel (CUFI).

“Israel is the only pro-American, free enterprise democracy in the Middle East. It also happens to be among our strongest allies in the world, and a nation committed to the express and direct purpose that Never Again will there not be a homeland for the Jewish people if they face threats,” said Rubio.

“Senator Rubio is a passionate defender of the US-Israel relationship. His voice on issues like confronting Iran, and keeping Hezbollah and Hamas in check, is vital. We are extremely grateful to Senator Rubio for addressing our 2020 Virtual Summit,” said John Hagee, the pastor who founded and chairs CUFI.

Despite his leadership of CUFI, Hagee has drawn heavy fire over the years for his comments about Jews as well as Catholics, Muslims and other religious groups. Hagee garnered national attention in recent presidential elections when he threw his support behind then Republicans John McCain and Donald Trump.

Other speakers at the summit included U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

 

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