Buttigieg: Omar ‘Just Wrong’ for Comparing Israel to Iran

‘The idea that what’s going on is equivalent is just wrong’


BUTTIGIEG: "I disagree with the comments comparing Israel to Iran. People like me get strung up in Iran. So the idea that what’s going on is equivalent is just wrong. What I will say is it’s a complicated picture. I was in Israel in May of this year and not only is there a real problem with their long-term, how they’re going to balance being a democracy with being a Jewish state, but they’ve also got to figure out and we’ve got to figure out with them as an ally what the regional security picture is going to look like in the future. We were just a couple miles from Gaza and the general who was briefing our delegation said what they were worried about most is Iran, beyond even what's going on with the Palestinians. It has always been one of the most fiendishly complicated issues and simple answer is it will not serve us well in a time like this."

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