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American Congressional Rep. Speaks From Jerusalem

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) appeared on Fox News, speaking Friday night from Jerusalem.
By Scott Krane, U.S.
First Publish: 10/12/2012, 10:02 PM

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Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) appeared on Fox News, speaking Friday night from Jerusalem and commented on U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s comments at the Vice Presidential debate. Biden said:

“…With regards to Bibi, he has been my friend for 39 years. The president has met with Bibi a dozen times, he has spoken to Bibi Netanyahu as much as he has spoken with anyone. The idea that we’re not—  just before he went to the UN I was in a conference call with the president with him talking to Bibi in stark relief in what is going on.”

Rep. Franks said: [sic] “Well, there is no question here in Israel, that the nation and people feel very let down by this administration, some call Bibi Netanyahu’s comments background noise, the idea that someone shouldn’t feel left out here [in Israel] is ludicrous.

"The one request Israel has made is to draw a red line, because Iran is not just an academic issue, it is an existential threat. If Iran gains nuclear weapons they will give them to terrorists and Israel will be within 15 minutes of a Shahab-3, armed with a nuclear war head that could obliterate Israel. And it really is a one-bomb nation. You could put two Israels in my congressional district…” he said.

“This president has really reserved more insults and criticism for Israel for building homes in their capitol city than he has for Iran. No wonder Israel is put off by this decision,” said Franks.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)