President's comments on Israel fuel major campaign debate
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind reacts
- Duration 4:35
- Date Sep 24, 2012
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind reacts
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Welcome everybody I'm Neil Cavuto and the Romney campaign very quick to seize on those remarks today.
Questioning what exactly Israel -- from the closest ally America ads in the regions -- one of the closest.
And by the way not just a Romney folks democratic -- of state assemblyman.
Don't like it says this makes a whole refusing to meet with Bibi Netanyahu saying well look like slight and a security resolution.
One of our -- -- it's it's incomprehensible.
First of all the remark about -- is.
Israel is a country that is being threatened its very existence.
-- Ron says we're going to wipe Israel off the map this is not.
About seven economic issue with regard to Israel this is the very survival of the people of Israel.
And we the Jewish people we know we have a little experience with those who threatened twice -- and us.
The last person who threatened.
Sadly did very well murdering six million of our Brothers and sisters but when my mother was an -- -- her mother went straight to the gas chambers in 1944.
So we knew of a country that says we're going to annihilate.
This illegitimate state you gotta take it seriously -- -- Iran has never been on -- list of friends in the region of -- -- but I'm wondering man who are some of the other close I was thinking maybe Saudi Arabia.
We just sort of you know an oil contestant -- -- produce -- it but it's it's.
It's insulting its speed rating.
Other friends -- from the Muslim Brotherhood.
Is that who he's talking about is he talking about Yemen who is the president talking about.
The president has no time to meet with the prime minister of Israel but he has time to do everything else he has time.
You know it seems a prime minister Netanyahu is -- Not as enticing as Whoopi Goldberg or some of the other people that the president enjoys meeting with.
This is very hurtful and as a Democrat.
This president is failing America all.
He is -- our friends and I'm sitting to my fellow Americans Democrats Republicans.
Please wake up this is serious business.
-- maybe you should speak to fellow Jewish voters read because by it by a margin of seven out of ten.
Back Democrats -- been terribly back this.
President -- well we hope that that is going to change in this election it's not about a majority of Jews supporting the Republican.
We need to 3235%.
That Ronald Reagan got back in 1980 and I'm very optimistic on -- him personally to travel to Florida and other places.
To do whatever I can.
You know I don't work for anyone.
I'm American why don't president yeah but why at a summit and we got there correction has to be rare but why doesn't that needle much.
Well I believe it's going to look it's.
-- I'm wondering why the president is running a little bit ahead of running the polls it doesn't make sense that's why I'm saying to the American people.
-- wake up this is serious business as far as Israel is concerned.
I could only imagine with the president's -- -- Shia LaBeouf Michelle Obama.
You know in the White House.
Boy am I gonna get prime minister Netanyahu if I get reelected it's exactly what's going to happen.
Barbara and I know my -- or -- Yeah I don't all the Israeli Dorado today just no there's no question about it the people of Israel a very concerned.
About Barack Obama getting reelected Barack Obama is an ideologue with a view that is extreme left.
We go back to the speech that he made -- car university back in 2009.
He was going to change everything he was going to endear himself to the Muslim world what does that mean.
He was going to push Israel away with one hand didn't bring everybody closer -- -- probably don't what is your take -- if -- -- it's making overtures to Muslims.
Doesn't seem to work.
Vs the bush policy of just saying.
You're just a piece of work and aren't gonna make it averages and they still -- rise up but what do we -- -- I'm telling you that there's no question in my mind.
That the Jewish vote this time will be dramatically different from what it was.
Four years ago.
We the president got 78% of the vote that will not happen again your -- and -- -- -- prediction as well 32%.
Minimum and for the Republican.
Total dropped ten points for the -- absolutely we shall see.
Thank you actually in the meantime no time for -- anybody -- the assembly.