In a packed, ornate room at a W Hotel in Manhattan, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a group of conservative Jewish leaders on Tuesday that "help is on the way" for Israel.
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Perry was speaking directly to what he deemed weak leadership on the part of President Obama on Israel, but the speech was a precursor to the UN General Assembly this week, in which the Palestinians may seek statehood recognition from the international body. Perry came out swinging against that notion, calling it a "gambit" and vowing that were he president, his foreign policy in the Middle East would be a stark contrast to the "naÃ¯ve, arrogant, misguided and dangerous" one of the current administration.