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Harper Calls Israel Closest Ally


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement after Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered remarks to a joint meeting of Congress:

"I appreciate Prime Minister Netanyahu's candor and desire to bring an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict. America must stand by this democracy, one of our closest allies in the Middle East.

"President Obama's comments, which suggested that any peace agreement should begin by Israel agreeing to pre-1967 borders to appease their neighbors, disregard Israel's sovereignty and security. Let us not forget that there are nations whose aim is to completely remove Israel -- as a people and a nation -- from the map."

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