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Marco Rubio plans major speech on Israel to Jewish group

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U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio plans a major foreign policy speech Thursday about Israel. He speaks before a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition, meeting in Palm Beach County. Republicans have been attempting to fracture the longtime alliance between Jewish voters and the Democratic Party. Jewish Republicans have stepped up those efforts as they argue that President Barack Obama isn’t sufficiently supportive of Israel. Rubio offered a preview in an interview with the conservative website Newsmax. The former Florida House…

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Marco Rubio: Obama is undermining Israel

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President Obama’s pronouncements and actions have been undermining Israel, Marco Rubio, the Republican candidate for Senate in Florida, says in a Newsmax interview. In responding to the Israeli raid on a Turkish flotilla, Obama has ignored the fact that the flotilla’s organizers and participants were looking for a confrontation and have “strong direct ties to Islamic fundamentalists, jihadists, and terrorists and to many who do not believe in Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state,” Rubio, a former speaker…

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