Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) argued support for Israel must be the Obama administrations main focus rather than peace mediation during an event Monday.
"At times like this, people try to isolate Israel – but we are here to stand with Israel," Boehner said at the National Press Club. "Not just as a broker or observer — but as a strong partner and a trusted ally."
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"To achieve these objectives, the House will continue to back funding for Iron Dome to ensure Israel’s ability to protect its own people. And we will continue to push the administration to address the root cause of the conflict in the Middle East," Boehner continued.
"America must send this clear, public, and united message: Israel is our friend, and Israel’s enemies are our enemies. And as long as I am Speaker of the House, I give you my word this will be our cause. Thank you very much," he concluded.