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The best way to ensure Mideast peace is Israeli strength

Steve Daines, back from a weeklong trip to Israel sponsored by a pro-Israel group, said he came away convinced that maintaining a strong defense is the best foundation for securing peace and stability in the Middle East. Daines and two dozen other Republican US House members made the trip. They met with Israeli and Palestinian officials, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Daines said he asked the prime minister about President Barack Obama's plans to reduce America's nuclear weapons arsenal, and that Netanyahu said he had concerns because of nuclear weapons that could be developed by enemies of Israel in the Middle East. "The prime minister, as I do, believes that one of the best ways to ensure peace is to have strength," Daines said. "It's important for the United States to maintain a strong defense."

Source: Ravalli Republic coverage of 2014 Montana Senate debate , Aug 20, 2013

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