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  3/31/2014, Adar Bet 29, 5774

NJ Governor Apologizes Over 'Occupied Territories' Remark


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie apologized to Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson over the weekend after he referred to Judea and Samaria as “occupied territories” during a speech he gave Saturday night in front of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Politico reported.

In his speech, Christie invoked a 2012 trip he and his family took to Israel and said, “I took a helicopter ride from the occupied territories across and just felt personally how extraordinary that was to understand, the military risk that Israel faces every day.”