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Marco Rubio: Leaders causing U.S.-Israel ‘friction’ subvert ‘deterrence of Israel’s enemies’

The Florida Republican addressed Agudath Israel of America‘s leadership mission to Washington on Wednesday.

JNS – Jewish News Syndicate:

“God forbid,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told Agudath Israel of America on Wednesday, but Israel could face “a multi-pronged attack, not just by Iran, but by their agents in Syria and in Iraq, by the Houthis, by Hezbollah, all at once, perhaps in retribution for a recent strike, perhaps in a future conflict.”

“Iran is closer to coordinating that, because they believe that they can do it, and that the U.S., because of our internal friction with regards to the U.S.-Israeli relationship, will not respond,” the Florida Republican added, addressing Agudah’s leadership mission to Washington.

“That’s a very real threat, and I hope I’m wrong,” Rubio said. “But we may not see the end of next week without something like that happening. If it does, you will remember that that deterrence was lost and undermined by this desire to appease this radical element of a voting base.”

U.S. leaders who created that friction between Jerusalem and Washington “in order to appease some radical, left-wing, pro-Hamas element” are “undermining the deterrence of Israel’s enemies,” Rubio added.

Per photos that Agudah posted on social media, its members met with members of Congress from Connecticut, Louisiana Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma Pennsylvania and Wyoming, as well as members of the Biden administration.


Agudath Israel of America, founded in 1922 to serve as Orthodox Jewry’s umbrella organization, is the arm and voice of American Orthodox Jewry. With national and DC offices, and regional branches serving the entire country, Agudath Israel – also called Agudas Yisroel or the Agudah – advocates for its constituents at federal, state, and local levels. The Agudah and its many divisions provide social, educational, and youth services to its constituents, continuing a century-long tradition of championing the evolving needs of Orthodox Jewish life in America.

Since its inception, Agudath Israel of America has operated under the guidance and ongoing involvement of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of America, the Council of Torah Sages. Agudath Israel of America is keenly attuned to the American Jewish community’s challenges and triumphs, and has helped our communities grow, thrive, and advance through changing times.


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