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Jeb Bush looks to his brother for guidance on Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jeb Bush cited his brother, former President George W. Bush, as the person he turns to most for guidance on the U.S.-Israel relationship. Bush made the comment at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s candidates’ forum in Washington, D.C., in response to a question about the qualities he would look for in a secretary of state. Along with many of the other candidates who appeared at the forum, Bush promised to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem on day one of his presidency.

He emphasized his support for Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, declared “no moral equivalence” between terrorist attacks on Israel and Israel’s efforts at self-defense, and vowed to use American law enforcement to block the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

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