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Huckabee plays the Iran Holocaust trump card

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Mike Huckabee (right) speaks with Likud's Danny Danon in territory Israel annexed into the Gush Etzion settlement bloc on Sunday, September 7, 2014. (Screenshot of a video by Israel National News)

Mike Huckabee invokes the Holocaust re Iran Deal: “This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history… he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”

Mike Huckabee’s ‘welcome to Israel’ bash was in a settlement

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Screenshot from Yishai Fleisher's Facebook page.

Sushi and wine were in abundance in the West Bank settlement of Psagot near Ramallah Monday night as former Arkansas Governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee was honored at the start of a ten-day trip to Israel. Huckabee is in the region promoting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forthcoming address to congress.

Scarlett Johansson’s ‘scholarship’ and ‘intelligence’ cited by Mike Huckabee

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A month ago we told you that former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee was boosting Scarlett Johansson for her support for settlement product, SodaStream, even as he was opposing government support for birth control because of women’s libidos. Well Huckabee is back at it. He says Johansson is smarter than 99.9 percent of the folks at […]

Scarlett Johansson gets an ally– Mike Huckabee

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Rightwing Fox star Mike Huckabee’s promotion of SodaStream sounds a lot like Scarlett Johansson’s! In the first two minutes of the video above, he comes down on Oxfam for criticizing Johansson and says that her new corporate partner SodaStream operates not in a settlement but in an Israeli neighborhood in Judea. What SodaStream is doing […]

Mike Huckabee wants American Jews to pack their bags

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Ben Smith interview with Mike Huckabee at Politico: Huckabee also dismisses the concern that Palestinians might demand the franchise in a state that encompassed both Israel and the occupied territories — and in which Jews could eventually be a minority. “The real answer is that there’s an aggressive interest in bringing Jews from around the […]

Mike Huckabee’s ill informed and dangerous views on Israel/Palestine may end up in the White House

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Arutz Sheva is an Israeli news service associated with the settler movement. I find former pastor, turned politician and political commentator, Mike Huckabee’s recent statements in Jerusalem quite inflammatory and incredibly uninformed. I am an evangelical pastor volunteering for 3 months in Israel/Palestine with an international Christian organization called Ecumenical Accompaniment Program for Palestine and […]

Huckabee said Palestinians should leave Israel, and he’s golden

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Are people rallying around an American icon demolished for one statement? Yes: A great piece at the Raw Story on the Helen Thomas execution, by Stephen C. Webster, showing the American double standard. And here is a generous farewell to Thomas from Amy Goodman (at 10:25-29:00). Memo to Chris Matthews, this is your story, man. […]

Ambition: Huckabee says Palestinians should be ‘content’ with Gaza

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Mike Huckabee is interviewed in Israel by the JPost: The issue is not should there be two states– sure– but should those two states be on the same piece of land. Certainly the Palestinians have Gaza, but they don’t seem to be content… The Israelis have always made accommodations for people who aren’t Jewish….[Though they […]

Huckabee defies Obama

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First we got news that Mike Huckabee planned to attend a gala at the East Jerusalem hotel that Israel seeks to build a settlement in. J Street rightly condemned Huckabee for stirring this issue up in defiance of his president: Governor Huckabee has continually made it clear that he does not support the two-state solution […]

Huckabee and Obama Out-Holocaust One Another

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Here is Mike Huckabee, writing in the Jerusalem Post all about the Holocaust. He says he has visited Israel from one end to the other and that when his daughter went to Yad Vashem and said, “How did people let…

Huckabee: Palestinians Should Go Live in Arab Countries

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Did I say nice stuff about Mike Huckabee? Please forget it. What follows is an exchange he had with Wolf Blitzer on CNN a few weeks back (I can’t make the link work, so I’m not including it) in which…

Mike Huckabee Is ‘A Face in the Crowd’

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In 1957 Elia Kazan made a movie called “A Face in the Crowd,” about the emerging power of television & celebrity, in which an Arkansas hobo and guitar picker who has tremendous likeability is discovered in a jail cell–and played…

Huckabee Supports a Palestinian State–in Saudi Arabia

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From the Jerusalem Post: “To boot, the New Hampshire lawmaker [Jason Bedrick, an Orthodox Jew] added, Huckabee is pro-Israel: He has visited the Jewish state nine times, and told the crowd at the Bedrick house party that he favored the…

Who running for president is not ‘friends’ with Benjamin Netanyahu?

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Mike Huckabee and Benjamin Netanyahu, best friends. (Image: Katie Halper)

Among most U.S. elected officials and politicians, pursuing Benjamin Netanyahu’s friendship– and bragging about their Bibi-buddy-bonafidas– is extremely trendy. Katie Halper runs down the candidates running for president in 2016 who claim to be best friends with Netanyahu.

The Republican candidates are fostering a dangerous culture of Islamophobia

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Ben Carson

Ben Carson and Donald Trump are not alone – the Republican presidential field is composed of candidates who have encouraged religious hatred that is a direct contradiction to bedrock American values, including freedom of religion. –Hillary Clinton website details a dangerous trend.

Netanyahu will lobby American Jews on deal, calling on alleged loyalty to Jewish state

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Barney Frank

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is reaching out to American Jews to oppose the Iran deal tomorrow. The good thing about the Iran war that the neoconservatives and Netanyahu want is that so many Jews are showing up in favor of the deal. We’re having a vigorous conversation about the influence of the rightwing Israel lobby, and the implicit call for dual loyalty that Zionism depends upon. So Netanyahu’s outreach will cause more American Jews to question whether they really wish to be the buttress of the Jewish state.

As presidential field broadens, GOP candidates race to show their love for Israel

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Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee meets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem during a 2011 visit. Actor Jon Voight smiles in the background. (Photo: Amos BenGershom/ GPO/Flash90)

Carly Fiorina promises to make Israel her first phone call as president. Mike Huckabee is “just nuts” about Israel. Jeb Bush calls settlements “apartments.” Ben Carson wants to transfer the Palestinians to Egypt. Marco Rubio has taken to dining with top-donor Sheldon Adelson. Ted Cruz is making the rounds with Fire Island’s pro-Israel community. And, Lindsey Graham who has not announced his bid, said if he is president he will have the first “all-Jewish” cabinet. As it shapes up, the Republican field in the 2016 U.S. presidential race is looking to be one of the most fiercely pro-Israel in memory.