US House Speaker Paul Ryan on visit to Israel turns down run for president

In his first trip abroad as House Speaker, Paul Ryan insisted that he will not return to the race for president although his name has been put up to block Donald Trump's run for the Republican presidential nomination. In Israel with a bipartisan delegation of House officials, Ryan called for a “generational strategy” to win over the hearts and minds of the Muslim world. Talking to the Times of Israel Monday, he warned that Iran will make supporters “rue the day” they backed the nuclear deal and stressed nobody should try to force Israel “into an insecure position.”

Paul Ryan emphatically endorsed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s view that Palestinian terrorism directed against Israel is ultimately no different from the Islamic terror. “They’re coming at Israel but they’re ultimately coming for us,” he says. “So we are partners in this war on terror, radical Islamic terrorism. Israel is an indispensable ally in that. Israel is on the front line in so many ways with respect to it.”’ 

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