Israel is expected to be one of the topics in Thursday night's Republican presidential debate in Orlando, Fla.
On Tuesday in New York, Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke about the U.S. supporting Israel and being against a Palestinian state.
Other topics to be discussed include jobs, the economy, and each other's records.
In a preview of Thursday night's fireworks, Mitt Romney on Wednesday questioned how Perry would fix Social Security -- a hot button in the senior citizen-rich state.
In his book, Perry branded the program the "best example" of the "fraud" and "bad disease" spread by Washington in Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal.
A poll released early Thursday indicates Florida Republicans slightly prefer Perry over Romney in their party's search for a nominee to face President Barack Obama next year.
CBN News will have a report on the debate on Friday's "The 700 Club." Check local listings.