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Why GOP presidential candidates support Israel: A few points Ann Coulter might want to consider

Dear Ann, So last week during the Republican debate, hundreds of thousands of people read your tweets lambasting four of the candidates - Gov. Chris Christie, former Gov. Mike Huckabee and Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz - for expressing their strong support for Israel. Based not just on what you said but also on how…

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Clifford D. May is president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a policy institute focusing on terrorism. A veteran news reporter, foreign correspondent and editor (at The New York Times and other publications), he has covered stories in more than two dozen countries, including Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, Ethiopia, China, Uzbekistan, Northern Ireland and Russia. He is a frequent guest on national and international television and radio news programs, providing analysis and participating in debates on national security issues.