The scene was a big Champions of Jewish Values gala in New York City. Two Republican presidential hopefuls, Ted Cruz and Chris Christie were there. Seemingly trying to outdo one another in showing their support for Israel. And in blasting Obama for his lack of support for the Jewish state.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has introduced legislation to prevent known terrorists from obtaining visas to enter the United States as ambassadors to the United Nations.
The move follows the appointment by Iranian Pres. Hasan Rouhani of Hamid Aboutalebi, one of the U.S. Embassy hostage-takers in Iran, as Tehran’s ambassador to the UN.
“It is unconscionable that, in the name of international diplomatic protocol, the United States would be forced to host a foreign national who showed a brutal disregard for the status of our diplomats when they were stationed in his country,” Cruz said.
Aboutalebi was a member of The Muslim Students Following the Imam’s Line, the group that held 52 Americans hostage in Tehran for 444 days from 1979-81. The