Wednesday, 15 August 2007

“Israel's security is a permanent feature of our foreign policy”, Rudolph Giuliani, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination

Rudolph W. Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination

“We are all members of the 9/11 generation.”

“The international community must also learn from the mistakes that allowed the genocide in Darfur to begin and have prevented the relevant international organizations from ending it. The world's commitment to end genocide has been sidestepped again and again.”

“The election of Hamas in the Palestinian-controlled territories is a case in point. The problem there is not the lack of statehood but corrupt and unaccountable governance. The Palestinian people need decent governance first, as a prerequisite for statehood. Too much emphasis has been placed on brokering negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians -- negotiations that bring up the same issues again and again. It is not in the interest of the United States, at a time when it is being threatened by Islamist terrorists, to assist the creation of another state that will support terrorism. Palestinian statehood will have to be earned through sustained good governance, a clear commitment to fighting terrorism, and a willingness to live in peace with Israel. America's commitment to Israel's security is a permanent feature of our foreign policy.”

Foreign Affairs Magazine, September/October 2007

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