Huckabee: Stakes High for Israel with Egypt Revolt

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Former U.S. presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told CBN News that Israel has a lot at stake in the outcome of the Egyptian revolt.

"If in fact Islamic extremists - fueled by, encouraged by, funded by and armed by Iran - took over Egypt and perhaps Jordan, I think the obvious situation for Israel is not good," he said.

Huckabee, who's on a week-long private visit in Israel, also warned that Americans would be naïve to think that Iran only wants to destroy Israel.

CBN News Sr. Editor John Waage gave more analysis on how the situation in Egypt could affect Israel.  Click play for his comments.

Tuesday, Huckabee attended a cornerstone-laying ceremony for a new neighborhood in east Jerusalem. While there, he said Israelis should be allowed to live anywhere "in the place that God gave them."

"I cannot imagine as an American being told that I could not live in certain places in America because I was Christian, or because I was white, or because I spoke English," Huckabee told a crowd of Jewish Israelis.

"I would be outraged if someone told me that in my country, I would be prohibited and forbidden to live in a part of that country, for any reason," he continued.

The former governor of Arkansas called the demand on Israel to give up land for peace an "unrealistic, unworkable and unreachable goal."

Huckabee, who is also potential Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential election, has visited Israel several times in support of construction of Jewish communities in the West Bank.

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