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        9/20/2011, Elul 21, 5771

      Senators Urge Obama to Take Pro-Israel Stance


      U.S. senators urged President Barack Obama on Monday to use his speech to the United Nations to reiterate the United States’ strong support for Israel in the wake of its row with Turkey and the PA’s unilateral statehood bid.

      AFP reported that the 14 senators wrote to Obama in a letter, “The world needs to hear unequivocally from you that Israel -- our friend, ally, and strategic partner -- is not alone in facing these threats.”

      In the letter the senators accused Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of “anti-Israeli rhetoric” and denounced the attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo and the PA’s push to raise its status at the UN.