WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Obama on Thursday said strategic cooperation between the United States and Israel “has never been closer,” as he defended his handling of the key Mideast alliance in advance of his rival’s planned trip to the region.
In an evening speech at a South Florida retirement community, the president expanded his usually brief summation of foreign policy achievements to focus on the importance of the U.S.-Israeli relationship at this “moment of great uncertainty,” particularly after the “barbaric attacks” on Israelis in Bulgaria.
“I know a lot of people in this community care about the state of Israel,” he said at the Century Village community. “I want everybody here to know that under my administration we haven’t just preserved the unbreakable bond with Israel, we have strengthened it.”
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