N.J.’s Christie: Obama has not stood by Israel


WASHINGTON (JTA) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely contender for the Republican presidential nomination for 2016, accused President Obama of not standing by Israel.

Obama has not stood “strong and hard for our allies in Israel,” Christie said during an event last weekend honoring Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, according to NJ.com, a website that focuses on New Jersey news.

Christie in his speech focused on what he said was a lack of foreign policy leadership in the White House.

Prospective candidates generally stump frequently in Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire — crucial early primary states — before declaring for president.

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