U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, today responded with a vigorous defense of Israel in response to President Barack Obama's speech Thursday in which he called for a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians based on boundaries in place before the Six-Day War of 1967 --which Israel's Arab neighbors started and Israel finished by seizing territory including East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.
Buchanan, according to a news release from his office, "condemned" the president's speech.
"The borders of any Palestinian state should be determined through negotiations with Israel at the table, not announced in a presidential edict that gives away Israeli land as Palestinians continue to call for the destruction of Israel," Buchanan said in the release. “In these days of danger and change, we must reaffirm the unbreakable bond we have forged with our most trusted ally in the Middle East.”
You can read the whole statement here.