Sen. Ted Cruz blames Palestinians for failed peace talks

Tea party politician and rumored 2016 Republican candidate visits Knesset, says US shouldn’t dictate settlement policy, expresses concern Obama will “seek loopholes” for US to fund Hamas.

America has no business dictating terms on issues of vital national security to Israel, US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a possible candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, said in the Knesset Monday.

He placed the blame on the Palestinians for the recent failure of peace talks, saying “the principal impediment to peace is that, to date, the Palestinians have refused to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state and have refused to renounce terror.

“Unless and until the Palestinians can agree on those very basic starting blocks, no lasting peace solution is likely,” he stated. Continue Reading

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