On the eve of the Caucuses in her native state of Florida Senator Marco Rubio, one of five candidates for the US presidency from the Republican party, decided to bypass the leading contender Donald trump, playing the «Jewish card».
About it writes on Sunday, February 28, the website of the newspaper The Jerusalem Post.
During the meeting last Thursday debate in Houston, trump said that taking a neutral position on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and would very much like to become the one whose cadence a peace Treaty is signed.
Rubio called the position trump’s «anti-Israel» and explained why from thinks so: «it is Impossible to be an honest mediator in a dispute where one side is systematically lying».
The Senator from Florida went even further, claiming that his opponent, tycoon real estate, considering the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as a standard deal, kipli-sale, which proves they used in this context, the term «intermediary».
However, according to Rubio, not to bargain with terrorists. He urged U.S. citizens to choose their President – a person who strongly and unequivocally choose the side of Israel in this conflict.
Victory in the state, where primary elections will be held on March 15, will determine the fate of the candidate. Note that in the cities of Miami and Fort Lauderdale Jewish voters make up at least 10% of the total number, just as in Florida, there are 500.000 (6%). Analysts believe that in the state, where about two thirds of the population support the Democrats the Jewish vote will be crucial for the Republicans.
Recall that the results of a survey conducted by Quinnipiac in August of last year, showed that 61% of Floridians were against the nuclear deal with Iran, and Rubio reflect their views. Last week the legislature unanimously approved the law against the BDS movement, promoting a boycott of Israel.
In addition, candidate Rubio supports billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who is a friend and sponsor of the Jewish state and adheres to traditional views regarding Israel’s security.