Let's all take a moment to be glad that Mike Huckabee is not President of the United States
"Former U.S. presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Tuesday there is no room for a Palestinian state 'in the middle of the Jewish homeland' and Israel should be able to build settlements wherever it wants — taking a stance firmly at odds with Washington.
"A three-day tour of Israel, hosted by a far-right group of religious nationalists, is taking Huckabee to some of the most contentious hotspots in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict including a West Bank settlement outpost that even Israel's hard-line government considers illegal and an east Jerusalem housing project that the Obama administration has demanded be halted.
"Huckabee's opposition to a Palestinian state puts him at odds with the accepted wisdom of both Democrats and Republicans — and to some degree even with conservative Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has come out in favor of some form of Palestinian independence."
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