Israel considers Jerusalem to be its capital and houses its parliament there, but the international community — with almost no exceptions — recognizes Tel Aviv as the capital in deference to Palestinians, who also lay claim to Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
"I will ask Congress to liberate the intelligence community so we can once again go back to effective covert activity and effective intelligence gathering," Gingrich said in another dig at Obama.
All the presidential candidates to address Jewish Republican voters at the forum Wednesday talked up the threat that Iran's nuclear program poses to Israel and floated various approaches to thwarting any nuclear ambitions, including economic sanctions and the threat of military action.
But Gingrich took it one step further.
"I will fund every dissident group in the country," he said, despite evidence that some opposition groups in Iran hold anti-American views and the risk that visible U.S. support could bolster the Iranian government's claims that foreign governments are instigating the opposition movement.