Huckabee, a former Southern Baptist pastor, also attended a ceremony marking the dedication of a new Israeli neighborhood in East Jerusalem, which has been claimed by Palestinians. He defended the right of Israel to build settlements there and in the West Bank.
"I cannot imagine, as an American, being told I could not live in certain places in America because I was Christian, or because I was white, or because I spoke English," he said.
Part of Huckabee's trip was sponsored by the Jerusalem Reclamation Project, which promotes establishing settlements on contested land. Huckabee also suggested that a separate Palestinian state should not be established using land Israel has occupied.
"There are vast amounts of territory that are in the hands of Muslims, in the hands of Arabs," Huckabee said.
So Israel owns the West Bank? Why then doesn't Israel give Palestinians living in the West Bank Israeli citizenship? The implication is clear enough: the Palestinians, at least a majority of them, must move to other Arab lands and forget about their homes in Palestine, kinda like they did in 1948. Like so many Republicans, Mike Huckabee is a dick.