Daily Israel Report

Huckabee: Segregation Didn't Work in U.S.; Won't Work in Israel

Former U.S. Governor Mike Huckabee warns that segregation “didn't work out real well” in America, and won't work in Israel.
By Aharon Deutch, IsraelNN TV
First Publish: 8/17/2009, 6:14 PM

Leading United States Republican and former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee toured Jerusalem neighborhoods on Monday. In response to questions regarding the Obama administration's push to end Jewish construction in majority-Arab neighborhoods, Huckabee said forced segregation between Jews and Arabs would make peace impossible.

"We tried that in the United States. We had neighborhoods that were all white, black people couldn't go there. It didn't work out real well for us,” he explained.


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Huckabee dismissed accusations that his visit to Jewish sites in Jerusalem and his stated opposition to current U.S. policy would undermine the peace process. “The peace process that's been so effective so far?” he asked a reporter.

Huckabee was accompanied by New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind and pro-Israel activists Dr. Joe Frager and Dr. Paul Brody, who addressed U.S. policy regarding Jerusalem as well.