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Marco Rubio responds to John Kerry's anti-Israel speech with pro-Israel message about the future

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. arrive for a Senate Republican conference leadership election meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

During a speech regarding the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, in which the UN voted to make Israeli settlements on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem  "a flagrant violation under international law," Secretary of State John Kerry had harsh words for Israel that some would say is far out of line.

Included in his speech was this line in particular.

One of those people to call out Kerry's comments as disgusting was Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) who issued a statement that countered Kerry's words, and gave notice that he could not wait until the end of the Obama administrations reign.

“Secretary Kerry today once again decided to cater to the demands of freedom’s enemies and devote an entire speech to disparaging a country that is one of our closest allies. This administration’s shameful undermining of our moral standing in the world should be a warning to administrations for decades to come about the consequences of America abandoning our values. When we fail to take a stand against those that seek to deny Israel’s right to exist or try to question the Jewish history of Jerusalem, we hurt not just Israel but our own credibility.

Rubio went on to say that the greatest threat facing Israel today isn't settlements, but it being abandoned by its staunchest allies when it needs them most. He continued by stating that he looks forward to the Trump administration taking over, and the relationship between Israel and the United States being repaired. He even labeled the actions against Israel as "modern day anti-Semitism."

“I look forward to working with President-elect Trump and his incoming team to restore our relationship with Israel to its proper place. I intend to continue to work with my colleagues to fight alarming efforts by those in the United States and internationally to promote modern day anti-Semitism through the boycott and divestment movement. I will also work to ensure that if the United Nations wants to continue to promote anti-Semitism and anti-Israel views, it will do so without U.S. taxpayer funding.

“This shameful episode in American foreign policy cannot end soon enough," finished Rubio.

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