Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have maintained heavy fire on the Obama administration’s policies toward Israel. Mr. Romney said Obama has "distanced itself from Israel and visibly warmed to the Palestinian cause” and is “convinced that they can do better at the UN - and better with America - than they can at the bargaining table with Israel."
Mr. Santorum has called for tighter sanctions on Iran and Syria. and stated that Obama has failed to take Iran's threat to develop nuclear weapons seriously.
The Obama administration and other foreign observers cite Israeli and U.S. intelligence which states that Iran disbanded its nuclear program in 2003. Obama also takes credit for thwarting Palestinian president Mahmoud Abba’s attempt to gain U.N. membership last fall.
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